(@acastonguayvmware.com)

Feature Requests

Drop specific incoming messages

An administrator may deem some messages undesirable, either specific logs produced by a source or a whole source. Such messages may result in CPU/disk resources being expended unnecessarily. Undesired log messages may result in Log Insight's data store being rotated more quickly than desired. In terms of licensing, one may wish to drop log messages from unlicensed sources, restricting sources from which log messages are... more »

(@jacob.curranacxiom.com1)

Feature Requests

Deduplication of Data

I was wondering if you guys could make the data be zipped/dedupped during the night? If it already does dedup or something I guess its fine but it would seem that log insight takes a lot more space then our other logging system. We are trying to move everything to log insight but space constraints don't seem to be matching up.

(@broth0)

Feature Requests

Have the ability to connct LI to more than one vROps Instance

From a customer "I noticed that Log Insight can only communicate with one instance of vROps. We currently have two instances of vROps because we exceeded the metrics allowed in the first instance. I’m not sure if this will be possible in future releases, but it would be beneficial to be able to communicate with more than one vROps instance."

(@steveflvmware.com2)

Feature Requests

Need true reporting capabilities in Log Insight

Dashboards make it possible to view data visually over time and alerts make it possible to get notified about events seen in the environment. What is needed is true reporting and more specifically: * Scheduling of when to run reports (both time of day and frequency) * Ability to at least email reports (pdf, html, and csv should be supported at a minimum) * Ability to include dashboards in reports (including legends)... more »

(@jacob.curranacxiom.com1)

Feature Requests

Support globs for filelog directory option in Windows Agent

The agent should support globs (asterisk and wildcard) for folders. THe use case is IIS where multiple domains exist on the same server. Something like this

 

directory= E:\sitecoredata\*\Data\logs

include=log*.txt

So then I could make one that does them all type thing.

 

Globs are supported for files so this is an inconsistency in the product as well.

(@patrickd)

Feature Requests

Alert when log source is not sending logs

Currently there is no alerting when Log Insight Master or Worker is not receiving logs/API events from its workers or agents. Part of the PCI compliance requires notification when a stoppage of logs is detected.

 

If this could be an alarm, or an automated email that is sent out, and have the ability to set certain thresholds (no logs within 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 3 hours, etc), that would be great.

(@acastonguayvmware.com)

Feature Requests

Transaction support

Log Insight should facilitate understanding transactional flows, where a group of log messages tell a story together. The transaction identifier should be definable in content packs and by users, similar to an extracted field. For example: - vCenter, vpxa and hostd tasks are identified by an opID, relating task Start, Finish and subtasks within. - ESXi vMotion tasks are identified by an MigID, relating Source and Destination... more »

(@gabe00)

Feature Requests

Support-Centric version

As a support engineer at a VMware partner, I would like to be able to leverage a support-centric version of Log Insight with the ability to quickly import customer support bundles and process them for diagnostic troubleshooting. I currently have a workflow where I do this, but it is quite tedious and only makes sense when I have a ton of logs/data to process.

(@ryom.michaelgmail.com1)

Feature Requests

Storage redundancy

As I understand it - today LI saves data to the node's local storage(VMDK) and if that node is lost(deleted), the data is lost. It would be beneficial to (in cluster mode) be able to cluster the storage so in events of data lost. Data could be recovered from the other nodes in the cluster, by inserting a new node instead of the lost node and data would then be replicated to the node. I'm up for other ideas to the issue,... more »