Advancing intelligent cloud operations through new analytics capabilities, today we unveil VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0, VMware’s automated log management and analytics product for the mobile-cloud era. The new release of VMware vCenter Log Insight introduces machine-learning technology in conjunction with significantly improved query and data collection performance which will help customers speed problem resolution and further automate IT operations across physical, virtual and hybrid cloud environments.
“IT organisations continue to be overwhelmed with massive amounts of unstructured log data generated by their virtual and hybrid cloud environments,” said Ramin Sayar, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware. “With VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0, we’re doubling-down on our unique predictive analytics-based approach to log management. VMware vSphere customers, including general IT operations, security, applications and DevOps teams will be able leverage the power of VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0 to analyse machine data for actionable insight to prevent system downtime.”
“The VMware vCenter Log Insight console gives us a quick overview of our virtual environment to understand what’s transpired over the last 24 hours and beyond,” said David Kelly, service desk manager at Beaumont Hospital. “We are now able to see trends and event activity to help us identify issues around storage that would have been difficult to pinpoint without log analytics. VMware vCenter Log Insight has helped us find issues we didn’t know were there — leading to improved IT services with fewer problems and improved availability.”
New Capabilities, Improved Performance and Scalability to Increase IT Operations Productivity
VMware vCenter Log Insight helps customers to identify IT issues 25 percent faster, speed resolution times by 50 percent, and reduce log analysis time by up to 80 percent. To help you proactively meet service levels and improve operational efficiency, VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0 will introduce the a range of new capabilities and enhancements including;
- Intelligent Grouping – A new machine learning-based technology that automatically groups related data to help administrators spot problems more rapidly and reduce time-to-resolution
- Query Performance – 6x faster query performance than the market leading solution will improve productivity levels of administrators and IT operations teams
- Data Ingestion – 8x faster data collection over VMware vCenter Log Insight 1.5 can speed insight into more of customers’ physical, virtual and cloud environments
VMware vCenter Log Insight delivers real-time insights and monitoring of data from applications, virtualized infrastructure and physical hardware to help improve operational efficiency through automation and simplify IT troubleshooting.
New Content Packs Provide Increased Visibility Across More Physical and Virtual Environments
Beyond providing built-in knowledge and native support for VMware vSphere, VMware vCenter Log Insight enables customers to extend log analytics capabilities to infrastructure software and hardware commonly found in virtual and hybrid cloud environments. In conjunction with VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0, VMware is introducing four new content packs for Brocade Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs) as well as for Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Windows.
Produced using VMware vCenter Log Insight without any coding, content packs encapsulate pre-defined log queries, extracted fields, pre-built dashboards and product-specific alerts, helping customers to pinpoint IT issues rapidly and simplify troubleshooting. Available at no charge, the content packs are downloadable from the Log Insight Marketplace on the VMware Solution Exchange at: https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/loginsight
New Upgrade Delivers Advanced Capabilities for VMware vSphere with Operations Management Customers
Additionally, today we release a new upgrade path for VMware vSphere with Operations Management, which combines the world’s leading virtualization platform with insight into IT capacity and performance. New and existing VMware vSphere with Operations Management customers will now be able to take advantage of greater management and monitoring capabilities by upgrading to VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite Advanced. The advanced edition provides customers with enhanced unified management across VMware vSphere and associated storage infrastructure, configuration management, application auto-discovery and dependency mapping, and the extension of operations management to operating system resource monitoring of Linux and Windows virtual machines, among other capabilities.