Log Analysis & Monitoring
Log files recorded by operating systems and applications contain a vast amount of useful data.
Regularly analyzing this data, grouping related data items together, and reporting
in a data appropriate form along with trending, provides deep insight
into systems operations: be they as intended, unexpected or inappropriate!
A moving picture of reality rather than assumptions colored by wishful thinking.
Such a system supports proactive rather than re-active management, and is cases where re-active is unavoidable,
provides an already existing source of current data - supported with historical data- to identify
anomolies and aid in rapid diagnosis.
Given the volume and diversity of data involved manually reviewing log files on a regular basis is simply infeasible. While most
system administrators will say they review log files, what that normally means is that when a problem has occured
they will look at the logfiles for clues as to what is happening.
Regular log analysis supported by a state-of the-art Log Analysis and Monitoring system can greatly
improve system relaibility and performance.
A Log Analysis & Monitoring System should support:
- Multiple Application Logs, Logging Formats and Operating Systems
- Ability to handle multiple servers and allow rfFlexible server groupings
- Arbitrary Alerting Rules, Trending and Email Alerts
- Customized reports by audience and reporting periods
- Per user configuration of analysis and reporting
- Archival of Historic Reports
- Highlight data that resulted in an alert being triggered
- Identification of new/previously unseen messages
E-insights' Log Analysis & Monitoring Tools provide all the above, in addition to optional regular expert evaluation of log reports.
A sample Log Analysis report can be seen here.