I had the pleasure to attend the “IBM Connections Pink Developer Briefing” last week in Dublin and I have to say it was the best IBM Workshop ever! Read more
OK, we now have all our IBM WebSphere, TDI and DB2 logs inside the Elasticsearch index DB and want to gain some insights.
Kibana is the way to go to create visual representations of the data, following Video shows you what you can do with it: Read more
The easiest way to collect your Application logs (WebSphere, TDI, DB2…) from your servers and send them to Logstash for processing is to use Filebeat as shipper.
Filebeat gives you the possibilty to output your logs directly to Logstash but I prefer to send them first to a message broker. Reason for this is that the message broker can store all messages even if logstash isn’t available and therefore acts as a perfect buffer. Read more
Worked a lot with the ELK stack for log management and Nagios for system monitoring in the last months and like both solutions a lot.
They are very flexible and customizable to match almost every customer environment. So the natural next step was to combine both solutions to build a very powerful system monitoring and management solution for WebSphere servers (IBM Connections/IBM Sametime).
Haven’t blogged for a while because I’m busy looking at some new technologies and I’m still in beginner mode on most of them.
Today I want to give you an introduction to one of this topics, Log Analysis with the ELK Stack.
But before going into more details in future posts I will just show you some examples of the things you can do with your log file. Read more