Feature Requests

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Feature Requests

Provide mechanism for vRealize Log Insight to create Catalog item in Identity Manager

Provide a mechanism within vRealize Log Insight's Authentication Configuration section that allows for easy creation of the application within the within the catalog for VMware Identity Manager. At the moment, a user must manually create this, an operation that has the potential to change between vIDM releases which complicates the situation and causes a poor UX -- example : https://blogs.vmware.com/services-education-insights/2017/08/vrealize-log-insight-authentication-via-vmware-identity-manager.html ...more »

Submitted by (@gfritzvmware.com2)
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Time between logs - as numerical value

I am suggesting that you should be able to Select "Time Between first-last" as a value. So if you for example have made a log Query that shows all error logs for a specific event, then you can present how long this event occured. This can also be useful if you have one log entry for start of a deplyment and one for finish, because then you could present build time from the Timediff between the first and last log entry ...more »

Submitted by (@hawkienorwayhotmail.com1)
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4 votes

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Log Files Monitoring

Log files that do not append does not get caught by Log Insight Agent. If it overwrites a log file with similar contents (such as change a number on a line), Log Insight does not detect it.

Submitted by (@jtsai.cp)
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Email Alerts - From Address

Is it possible to assign different FROM address for different alerts I setup? I would like some email alerts to be information and some critical like FROM: critical@domain.com or FROM: INFO@domain.com

Submitted by (@jtsai.cp)
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Ability to inject data from an external source (DB,etc) in to log streams

I've repeatedly seen a requirement to enrich log event streams within vRLI using field injection of data sourced from external data providers (fetched from database or through REST API calls). To-date the only way to accomplish this is to use another 3rd party product to do the field-injection and/or field-replacement prior to ingestion by vRLI. To-date, we need to implement syslog-ng on an intermediary system, leveraging ...more »

Submitted by (@mjusko)
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Disable built in system alerts from sending emails

I would like to be able to disable default system alerts, specifically the SSL certificate handshake. I continue to receive alerts due to a an "SSL handshake problem. This may be a problem with the SSL Certificate or with the Network Time Service. In order for Log Insight to accept syslog messages over SSL, a certificate that is validated by the client is required and the clocks of the systems must be in sync." I am receiving ...more »

Submitted by (@mkvanmatre)
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5 votes

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Add progress status for storage expandtion

Hi Just had to had storage to a Log Insight cluster. I guess I have not do that in a while or atleast I do not remember how long it takes. As it seems like the node is just stuck doing nothing it would be nice if a progress bar/status could be shown on console when storage is expanded. A plus would be is an ETA could be shown as well 🙂 the only way to see that the VM/node is not dead is to look at disk usage ...more »

Submitted by (@michaelryom)
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2 votes

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Generate Support Bundle for Host or Hosts from vRLI Data

Basically, the thought is that we have a UCS Blade based host go down and we've now lost our logs. But wait, we have vRLI running and has those logs, but I don't see anyway to collect a Support Bundle for the host that would include the proper log entries for a SR request with VMware. Well, I can say I want entries from this data range with the hostname of xxx, but am I sure I got what I needed? Also, when I export ...more »

Submitted by (@jlw52761)
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6 votes

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Tamper-proof archive files

A request has been made for functionality to ensure and confirm that sealed archives are absolutely tamper-proof. This will be a key requirement of audits of the customer's Log Insight implementation, specifically as it's dealing with monitoring a PCI environment.

Submitted by (@andymartin1)
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6 votes

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Add conf.d style configuration to liagent's config

I'm deploying systems under ansible and each has different log directories to be pushed. And I might layer different services. Similar to see /etc/rsyslog.conf and rsyslog.d, I'd like to be able to add additional configurations by just simply dropping files into a liagent.d/ directory (the path of which would be defined in the main liagent.ini) This would allow me to drop say a liagent.d/httpd.ini to grab http logs ...more »

Submitted by (@rrauenza)
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3 votes

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Searching from UTC time

In the UI please allow searching based on UTC time as well as client local time. Some teams work better using pure UTC time as it help to coordinate events between systems. Currently you need to do a time translation to get the correct time.

Submitted by (@ppeterson)
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3 votes

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Dashboard thresholds and limits

I would like two features for the dashboards. 1. A line denoting a configured threshold. 2. The ability to set a "top ten" limit on a dashboard instead of displaying all of the similar events.

Submitted by (@jbronson)
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