VMware Log Insight 1.5 is now Generally Available (GA)

VMware announced yesterday (Jan 7th) that Log Insight 1.5 is now GA. I blogged about Log Insight a while back here. You should read that for some detailed information. I have been using the product in my lab for some time and believe this could be a powerful product and the vendors and partners are building some great content packs for this product.

VMware vCenter Log Insight delivers automated log management through
aggregation, analytics and search, enabling operational intelligence and
enterprise-wide visibility in dynamic hybrid cloud environments.

VMware Product Page
VMware vCenter Log Insight Community – Great resource
VMware Blog on Release

New Features in 1.5

  • Enterprise Readiness
    • Active Directory Support
    • Query Performance Optimization
    • Query Scheduling
    • Better support for vSphere & vC Ops
  • Analytics
    • Richer Visualizations
    • Scales to 1000s of fields
    • Field Auto-complete Query
    • Columnar Event View
    • Content Pack Framework
  • Platform & Usability Improvements
    • Improved Health Monitoring
    • Auto-sized Virtual Appliance
    • Simple Upgrades

Content Packs – Extend your log analytics and monitoring to third party vendors. Currently there are 12 available content packs as of today with more more on the way.

Content packs enable users to consume unstructured data from a wide variety of sources while providing insights to more precisely and accurately identify and troubleshoot issues in dynamic virtual and cloud environments.

Available Content Packs (as of 01/08/2013)

  • VCE Vision Intelligent Operations
  • Netflow Logic
  • NetApp ONTAP
  • HyTrust Appliance
  • Puppet Enterprise
  • VMware Horizon View 
  • vCOPS
  • ExtraHop Wire Data
  • Cisco UCS 
  • vSphere