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.