Collecting vSphere Syslog Data with Graylog2

Are you looking for a good syslog collector for your environment but not wanting to shell out the money for Splunk or VMware vCenter Log Insight? Not saying there is anything wrong with either one of these products except they Continue reading Collecting vSphere Syslog Data with Graylog2

VMware vDS RSPAN Port Mirroring

I wanted to throw this together real quick on how to setup RSPAN VLAN Port Mirroring using a Cisco switch and vDS (vSphere Distributed Switch) Destination Port Mirror which will map to a vm running NTOP. This solution is working Continue reading VMware vDS RSPAN Port Mirroring

HP BL490G7 ESXi 5.1U1 – No adapters found During Install

So I was rebuilding some HP BL490G7 blades last week with VMware ESXi 5.1U1 and during the install it stopped with the message that there were not any network adapters detected therefore the installation would not continue. These blades had Continue reading HP BL490G7 ESXi 5.1U1 – No adapters found During Install

Veeam thoughts

I have now been using Veeam Backup and Replication for a few months now and have to say it is a really amazing solution. During this time my thoughts along the way have changed in several ways. What I mean by Continue reading Veeam thoughts

Ubuntu 12.04 Graylog2 Installation

I recently wanted to check out Graylog2 for gathering syslog messages because I have heard good things about it. Well the issue was that I was not able to find any good articles on how to accomplish this. I did find Continue reading Ubuntu 12.04 Graylog2 Installation