VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

Log Insight 4.0, available 2016-11-15.

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New server features:

  • vSphere 6.5 compatibility.
  • Support for custom SSL certificates in the vCenter Server edition.
  • Debut of the new User Interface based on the VMware Clarity standard.
  • New speedometer-like Gauge Chart type for event count visualizations.
  • Filter for events on which a given field does not exist.
  • Datastore Device ID-to-name aliasing in event queries and results.
  • Support for time ranges with Event Type alert queries.
  • Blur UI on session timeout.

New agent features:

  • Supported on SUSE Enterprise Linux 11 SP3 and 12 SP1.
  • Support the dateext (daily extension) option of logrotate.
  • Use SSL/TLS for connections to the server by default.

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 4.0.

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Campaign: Feature Requests

Role to manage Agent configuration

As of today, in order to manage Agent configuration the user needs to have "Super Admin" role which has very wide scope including the ability to manage access control.

 

We should be able to delegate Agent Configuration to some "power users" without giving them the ability to alter Access Control.

 

An "Agent Admin" role would great in that objective.

 

Thanks.

Laurent.

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Type : Enhancement

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Campaign: General Log Insight Q&A

agent machine shows under hosts

IHAC, who installed and configured a windows agent in one of the Windows 2012 machines and pointed to redirect all the logs to VIP ( integrated load balancer) .

 

However the hostname of the windows box is showing up under Hosts instead of Agents tab (in administration tab)

 

Customer do want to know why it's shown under hosts and how to remove the hosts which displayed under hosts tab manually

 

Thanks

Jagadeesh

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Type : Question

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Campaign: Feature Requests

Ability to change which node is considered the "Master" node of a cluster

As a vRealize Log Insight administrator, I need the ability to assign the "master" responsibilities to different node in the Log Insight cluster because...

...the node which is currently master is damaged due to an underlying infrastructure problem.

...I am decommissioning some or all of the nodes in a cluster I intend to replace.

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Type : New Feature

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1 vote

Campaign: Feature Requests

Ability to add a Dashboard to a Role

As a Log Insight user, I would like to control which users have the ability to view specific Dashboards because there are Dashboards that should be viewed a group of people, but not all people.

As a Log Insight user, I would like to control which users have the ability to edit specific Dashboards because there are Dashboards that should be edited by a group of people, but not all people.

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Type : Enhancement

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1 vote

Campaign: Feature Requests

Increase the TTL (time-to-live) of API Request Authorization

For authenticating to log insight, the default ttl is 1800. How can I increase the ttl duration? Any references online?

I could not find an answer so far. Thank you.

For example,

 

{

"userId": "16eaf14b-4a95-47fc-a97d-e25056cc8dfe",

"sessionId": "3ImH8sDDr....Yx9kFvhs=",

"ttl": 1800

}

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Campaign: Feature Requests

Alert that triggers log bundle collection

Log bundles provided to vmware sometimes do not have the info needed to troubleshoot an issue because the logs of interest are no longer present. We need to wait for the next occurrence of the issue and then generate a new log bundle immediately. If this happens outside office hours the necessary logs can be missed again. It should be possible for an alert to trigger an action such as generate log bundle (or run a script). ...more »

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Type : Enhancement

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Campaign: Feature Requests

Add condition to query

We would like to add some conditions on the query. Today we have our monitoring which is working with codes as "200" to "399". So ours probes are switching codes all time, sometimes with a very little time between changes. The aim of this feature request is to provide a way to display events according to some conditions like : - if my field A is containing "200" - if in the following 30 minutes, the field A is switching ...more »

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Type : New Feature

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2 votes

Campaign: Feature Requests

Translate IP Addresses to host names (and vice versa) found in log content

The ability to have Log Insight perform a bi-directional look up to provide us with the host names associated to IP address' listed in log content (and vice versa) will enhance general troubleshooting.

 

This feature is already available in other logging products such as KIWI.

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Type : New Feature

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6 votes

Campaign: Feature Requests

Override cluster's self-identity with arbitrary FQDN

Outbound User-Alert notifications (email, webhooks, vrops) contain links back to the Log Insight Cluster. If there is more than one VIP present, the links refer to the cluster by the first (sorted by IP) FQDN. This may not be the preferred identity for user interaction.

 

Enhancement: Provide an administrative override to specify an arbitrary FQDN for generating self-referential links, as used in alert notifications.

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Type : Enhancement

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2 votes

Campaign: Feature Requests

Ability to manage the resources dedicated to perform queries

As a vRLI administrator, I would like to manage how much resources are devotes to performing queries for different tenants on the same vRLI cluster because I want to avoid the noisy neighbor problem if one tenant is performing a disproportional number of queries relative to other tenants.

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Type : New Feature

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4 votes

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