VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.3

Log Insight 4.3, available 2017-03-02.

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New server features:

  • Now supports VMware Identity Manager Single Sign-On (vIDM SSO)
  • Host table entries now expire three months idle (the last ingested event)
  • New upgrade APIs
  • New alert history for individual alerts
  • Percent labels on pie charts
  • Trendline overlay on line charts
  • Enhanced dashboard list selection

New agent features:

  • New FIPS-140-2 compliance
  • New silent auto-update of deployed agents
  • Enhanced timestamp parser that supports single-digit representation of days and months
  • Now supports Windows Server 2016

And just like in previous releases, everyone with a vCenter Server license gets a free version of Log Insight. See the full list of what's new in Log Insight 4.3.

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Campaign: General Log Insight Q&A

Where is the License Compliance content pack?

Back in May of 2015, Carlos Sen of VMware published a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHcT4xDyONc) on using vRLI to audit for license compliance using a License Compliance content pack. He provided no information on this nor was it linked to from the video, and I cannot find this in the Solution Exchange or anywhere else. Does this exist publicly, or something similar?

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Campaign: Content Packs

Horizon VM to Zero Client

Trying to get log insight to grab the C:\ProgramData\VMware\VDM\logs\pcoip_server_2017_04_24_0000111c.txt file so that we can draw a line from a VDI session to a human on the other end of a zero client (we are a school district - kids are abusive on the equipment) There is a handy line in this file that tells me the IP of the zero client (man DNS resolution would be nice) but I can work with this because I have my DHCP ...more »

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Campaign: Feature Requests

Perform API Queries using Extracted Fields

When using the API to perform a query, we are unable to use extracted fields are constraints when defining the query.

 

NOTE: Although the query returns extracted fields, it does not accept extracted fields.

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Type : Enhancement

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Campaign: Feature Requests

Problem with Home dashboard after removing content pack

I had a previous request about this, and the response was to just change URL /home to get around it.

Well in the New Version 4.3 i removed a content pack, and got same problem, but now /home Returns me to the full url With the content pack that fails. There must be a way to check if the content pack exists, and if not redirect you to my Dashboard.

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Type : Bug

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Campaign: General Log Insight Q&A

Lookup field value

We have syslogs in LI with key-value pairs, and we'd like to show "lookup" values in LI dashboards. For example:

 

...bytes_in=100 protocol=6 ... or bytes_in=200 protocol=17...

 

We'd like to display protocols as TCP for 6 and UDP for 17 (and so on). Is there a way to do this in LI?

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Type : Question

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Campaign: Feature Requests

tag new data by source (hostname) instead of via VIP

Some Content packs needs an own VIP to tag incomming data so the dashboards of that content pack can filter it. For instance the NetApp content packs relies on it. This would mean that when you use a broad spectrum of content packs, you need extra VIP's just to tag data special for those content packs. What if you could tag syslog data based on the source. (IP address or hostname).... or by dataset.... This would bring ...more »

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Type : New Feature

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Campaign: Feature Requests

Raw values

As a Log Insight user and a member of a devops team, I would like to... * be able to set the aggregation as the "raw value" of an extracted field * be able to configure the unit of time to any arbitrary length of time ...because... * I have created a script that generates a log message with an aggregated value * the aggregated value within the log messages generated by the script can be extracted using the extracted ...more »

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Type : Enhancement

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2 votes

Campaign: Feature Requests

Better SSL certificate workflow/UI/UX

The current SSL certificate installation procedure is (IMHO) unnecessarily complex, since 90 % of the work needs to be done manually outside vRLI using weird command line instructions. It's like if the first instruction after buying an IKEA shelf would be "hey, go out and buy some screws and make your own wooden plugs". I think the procedure should be more like in NSX, where the product web UI can be used to create ...more »

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Type : Change Current Behavior

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3 votes

Campaign: Feature Requests

Use dataset as a filter

For some of our network appliances we had to create a dataset for access control. I'd like to leverage that dataset as a filter for querying. It will be handy when creating alerts for specific groups of objects.

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Campaign: Feature Requests

Math factor - for values

I was working on making a presentation of different values, and it struck me that it was exposing a lot of different values. One Place i got a Count, and another Place i had MB while on the NeXT one there was bytes. In making comparative Dashboards there should be the ability to use a Math factor for either multiplying or dividing the number you have, so you can alter the exposed value to the desired resultset.

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Type : Enhancement

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Campaign: Content Packs

VMware vSphere - More FDM (HA) details

Hello,

 

most HA information's are at the moment focused on VM HA Events. But the FDM Log analysis fur all the hist states is also very interesting.

 

I created some examples for the enhancement.

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Campaign: Feature Requests

Importer should support extracting bz2

The importer today does not support uncompressing bz2 -- it should especially given that VMware support bundles use bz2.

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Type : New Feature

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1 vote