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When a problem arises on your system, the first thing to do is to view the logs. Jack Wallen shows how.

Viewing Linux Logs from the Command Line

Learn how to easily check Linux logs in this article from our archives. At some point in your career as a Linux administrator, you are going to have to view log files. After all, they are there for one very important reason...to help you troubleshoot an issue. In fact, every seasoned administrator...
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Why You Need Centralized Logging and Event Log Management

More companies are using their security logs to detect malicious incidents. Many of them are collecting too much log data—often billions of events. They brag about the size of their log storage drive arrays. Are they measured in terabytes or petabytes? A mountain of data doesn’t give them as much...
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Back to Basics: What Sysadmins Must Know about Logging and Monitoring

With the rise of containers and virtual machines, some system administrators have been neglecting their system logs. That’s a mistake. Even if your containerized applications spin up and down several times an hour, you still need to keep and analyze logs. To find the root cause of a failure or to...
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Get details on the current status of the Fluentd ecosystem from Eduardo Silva in this preview from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon.

Fluent Bit: Flexible Logging in Kubernetes

Logging by nature is complex and in containerized environments there are new challenges that need to be addressed. In this article we will describe the current status of the Fluentd Ecosystem and how Fluent Bit (a Fluentd sub-project) is filling the gaps in cloud native environments. Finally we...
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6 DevOps Trends to Watch in 2018

Communicating with key subject matter experts in the DevOps space plays an important role in helping us understand where the industry is headed. To gain insight into trends for 2018, we caught up with six DevOps experts and asked them: What’s the number-one trend you see for log analysis and...
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Reliable IoT Event Logging with syslog-ng

As I wrote above, the syslog-ng application is an enhanced logging daemon with a focus on portability and central log collection. Daemon means syslog-ng is an application running continuously in the background; in this case, it's collecting log messages. While Linux testing for many of today's...
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How to Create an Open Source Stack Using EFK

Managing an infrastructure of servers is a non-trivial task. When one cluster is misbehaving, logging in to multiple servers, checking each log, and using multiple filters until you find the culprit is not an efficient use of resources. The first step to improve the methods that handle your...
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Observability: The New Wave or Buzzword?

Monitoring tells you whether the system works. Observability lets you ask why it’s not working. — Baron Schwartz (@xaprb) October 19, 2017 In Monitoring in the time of Cloud Native, Cindy Sridharan views monitoring (alerting and overview dashboards) as the tip of the observability iceberg with...
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Tips for Automating Distributed Logging on Production Kubernetes

Any Kubernetes production environment will rely heavily on logs. Using built-in Kubernetes capabilities along with some additional data collection tools, you can easily automate log collection and aggregation for ongoing analysis of your Kubernetes clusters. At Kenzan, we typically try to separate...
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How Log Analysis Can Bring Front-End Engineers on Call

At the time series-focused Influx Days in San Francisco, presenters offered many unique views of log data. From talks on better analyzing log streams to bitter warnings against identifying what’s “normal,” the one-day event featured a range of ways enterprises can apply new techniques. The goal:...
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