I recently had to upgrade two log insight instances for a customer from 4.x to 8.x. This was a manual process in two phases (you have to upgrade to 4.8 first). After the upgrade Log Insight was running, but we saw intermittent collection/task error messages on the vCenters. (Every instance connects to 4 vCenters).
I found 2 KB articles that solved our problem. If you upgrade it is probably worth taking a look at them. These issues were not documented in the release notes as far as I know.
The first is around WCP collection for Kubernetes. (KB 78107). This is apparently enabled by default after a 8.x upgrade ! Follow the KB to disable it in the advanced config.
The second one occurs because Log Insight can no longer update time stamps on the files it keeps for every vCenter. Follow the KB 70633 and you wil see if files have an old time stamp.
I am very happy to announce I have been accepted in the new VMware vExpert Cloud Management program. This is a group focusing on vRealize Operations, vRealize Network Insight, vRealize Log Insight, and SaaS offerings Network Insight and Log Intelligence. We will interact with the business unit at VMware to evangelise these solutions!
A big thank you to the program leaders and congratulations to all colleagues! If you wonder who is part of the program, look at the directory.
If you want to check out the new vRealize Operations Manager 6.1 or vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM) or LogInisght v3.0, come and visit my colleagues and me at the VMware booth in the Solutions Exchange at VMworld Barcelona !
I am here today – Wednesday – till 19h00 and tomorrow morning – Thursday – 10h30 till 13h30.
This year I am not working in the Hands-On Labs at VMworld, unfortunately I got too busy in my local job. But I will be there presenting on vRealize Log Insight and what it can mean for your business. To this end I will tell you the story of our customer Milcobel and how they implemented our log analyser and what unique advantages they get from our product.
I am excited that I am presenting with Tom Findling. He is staff engineer and product owner of Operations Manager. The coolest title in engineering if you ask me.
Come and learn about Log Insight on Wednesday morning at 11:00, Hall 8 room 35 (click the session Id to register):
MGT2470 – Milcobel: Experience and Best Practices with vCenter Log Insight
Hope to see you there. You still have time to register if you click the link above.
Like last year I am organising a VBC on Cloud Operations during VMworld Europe in Barcelona next week. If you are a VMware customer in the Benelux area and you have questions on vRealize Operations Manager (the artist formerly known as vCenter Operations Manager) or Log Insight come and visit us ! We will be running an open format with questions and some presentations on what is to come. Jon Herlocker, CTO Log Insight & vRealize Operatons Manager, and Eran Carmel, Sr Product Manager will be there to inform you.
Please check for more details and free registration at this EventBrite event. Please note that this is not a session in the catalogue. We run an open format, you do not need experience. I will check entries against our CRM system and kick out anyone who does not qualify…
Also this year I decided to organize a Hands-On Labs behind the scenes tour for Benelux customers. This is a unique opportunity to see how we manage this great event with our own tools. Deploying 15000 VMs at the US session ! The visit is scheduled on Thursday morning, so that on the last day of the conference you can have an easy start after the party… Register on Eventbrite.
Hope to see you in Barcelona ! And if you have not registered yet, click the VMworld logo above… There is still time, cheap flights and AirBnB rooms…
The VMWorld session catalogue is now online, start reading and choosing talks and presentations you want to see . The good news is also that the session Bill Roth and I proposed about a Belgian use case for Log Insight has been accepted for Barcelona. So come and see how the customer found unique value in our log file analyser in this session: