Analyzing vSphere with Free Tools “Syslog”

Virtualization is a great technology, but sometimes it can be hard getting a closer look into your environment.  Over the next few post I am going talk about a few free tools that I use in my environment.  They have given me a lot of support in managing my environment, and I would like to think the people who made them.

Syslog can be a very useful tool.  The problem with it is that it can be very painful to use.  Luckly VMware has a great tool for that and that tool is LogInsight. It makes a great syslog server and has a lot of other features that you may find invaluable.  It is a paid product so what is a great alternative?  Sexilog is that great alternative.  With it you point all your esx host to it and watch the magic happen. Very quickly you get a better insight what is happening inside your environment. It may not have as many features as LogInsight, but nothing beats it on feature compared to price.

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