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Installing and Configuring VMware vSphere 5.x Syslog Collector

Starting with vCenter 5.0 VMware introduced the vSphere Syslog Collector tool. This was made in order for admins to centralize their ESXi systems logs in one place, since these logs by default sit locally on the hypervisor system partition… 900 more words


General understanding of Syslog

What is Syslog and logging: Syslog is the client server protocol uses port 514 it can be configured to use TCP but basically it uses UDP and transfer logs in clear text.We can define logging as documenting and storing the triggered events in any technological environment. 509 more words


Plotting syslog events with Gnuplot

I posted about a syslog activity reporting script I wrote, it’s very useful as is but it could be improved by adding graphs to plot the timeline of each syslog event type. 304 more words


The leap second aftermath

The leap second is finally behind us, and for the first time it has been transformed in an event. That had the unfortunate consequence that many channels where useful information had flown in the previous events were now flooded with bullshit. 631 more words


Parsing json from syslog entries with logstash

A consequence of moving to Debian 8 (and hence systemd), is that all our log data now goes to syslog. So long logrotate!

It does however require a change to the way we filter them, once they’ve been aggregated: 116 more words


Scripting a syslog activity report in Bash

Keeping track of your logs is crucial, not just for troubleshooting. Knowing how many messages you receive of what type and severity will help you baseline your regular syslog activity. 2,125 more words


[Recommended Reading Material] syslog

Source: Syslog Wikipedia


In computing, syslog is a widely used standard for message logging. It permits separation of the software that generates messages, the system that stores them, and the software that reports and analyzes them.