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Swimming in the BIG BlueMix Sea – Design and Deployment of a Log Analysis Solution for IBM’s BlueMix Cloud Foundry PaaS

By | 2014-08-07T15:06:06+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Analytics, Anomaly Detection, Application Analytics, Big Data, Event Analytics, IBM, IBM Log Analytics, IT Operations Analytics, Log Analytics, Logstash, Machine Data, Predictive Analytics, Smart Cloud Analytics, Uncategorized, Usability, User Experience|

A few months back, I was asked to help deploy our Log Analysis solution for our BlueMix Fabric Dev/Ops team. Their pain point - getting value and insights from massive amounts of Cloud Foundry (CF) log data across multiple development, staging and production environments in order to provide a highly available BlueMix offering. No problem I thought. A log is a log is a log. I'd done this a number of times for various applications [...]

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Event Analysis using SmartCloud Analytics Log Analysis (SCALA) v1.2.0 – Example logstash v1.3.x Configuration

By | 2014-02-11T00:32:44+00:00 February 11th, 2014|Analytics, Application Analytics, Event Analytics, Event Management, Events, IBM, IBM Log Analytics, IT Operations Analytics, Log Analytics, Logstash, Netcool, Netcool/OMNIbus, Smart Cloud Analytics|

To catch up, check out part 1, part 2 and part 3. I wanted to get an up to date configuration out based on some recent work for our upcoming Pulse 2014 demo making use of the latest versions of logstash v1.3.3 and our SCALA v1.2.0 release. Nothing significantly different per se, but the changes in logstash syntax and internal event flow/routing has significantly changed from v1.1.x. I've included an example logstash v1.3.3 configuration file [...]

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Using Netcat to Stream Logs to SCALA v1102

By | 2013-10-01T23:47:15+00:00 October 2nd, 2013|Analytics, Application Analytics, Event Analytics, IBM Log Analytics, Log Analytics, Smart Cloud Analytics|

I've been working on our big demo for the upcoming IOD Big Data and Analytics conference in November where we'll highlight our Smart Cloud Analytics portfolio and ran into what's likely a common challenge in many client environments. We include the right to use the IBM Tivoli Log File Agent (LFA) and I was happily going down the path to install the LFA on some remote systems. All was fine until I came to a [...]

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