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Improving Kubernetes Clusters' Efficiency with Log Management

Log management plays an important role in helping to debug Kubernetes clusters, improve their efficiency, and monitor them for any suspicious activity. Kubernetes is an open-source cluster management software designed for the deployment, scaling, and operations of containerized applications.

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Making data-driven decisions with log management software

Today, most enterprises rightfully think about their business strategies by leveraging available data. Data-driven decisions certainly are more solid and reliable than those based upon mere instinct, intuition or just plain mysticism. Logs, in particular, are a fantastic source of information from which a company can draw to fuel its business intelligence (BI) strategies. However, there’s a big and sometimes unbridgeable gap between theory and practice.

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Turning Unstructured Data Into Structured Data With Log Management Tools

What makes data structured or unstructured and how does that affect your logging efforts and information gain? Below we've provided a comparison of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. Also below, we discuss ways to turn unstructured data into structured data.

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Improve Your Logging Efforts by Leveraging Your Search History

When talking about log management, search history is overlooked more often than not. Past searches can be used as part of log analysis and forensic analysis, but the main issue with this data is the speed of search which gets compromised as data volume gets greater. We will discuss some ways to get the best out of your saved searches and to speed up the search process.

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Implementing Geolocation with Graylog Pipelines

Geolocation can be automatically built into the Graylog platform by using the "GeoIP Resolver" plugin with a MaxMind database. However, you can further improve your ability to extract meaningful and useful data by leveraging the functionality of pipelines and lookup tables. In fact, these powerful features allow you to do much more than the basic plugin.

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Log Formats - a Complete Guide

Log management software operates on the basis of receiving, storing, and analyzing different types of log format files. There are several of these standardized log formats that are most commonly generated by a wide assortment of different devices and systems. As such, it is important to understand how they operate and differ from one another so that you can use them the right way, as well as avoid some common mistakes.

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How to Set Up Graylog GeoIP Configuration

Gathering logs that contain IP addresses are quite common across your infrastructure. Your firewalls, web servers, wireless infrastructure and endpoints can contain IP addresses outside your organization. Having additional data on those logs that gives you the Geolocation of the IP address helps in your investigations and understanding of your traffic patterns. For Example, if you can see logs on a World Map, you know if you are communicating to a country you don’t normally talk to.

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What Are the Differences Between On-premises and Cloud-based Log Management?

Cloud computing has changed the way we think about software, and opened up many new possibilities in both business and software development. Log management tools have also been affected by this, which begs the question – what are the pros and cons of cloud log management when compared to on-premises solutions? There are several key things you should consider before opting for either one, so here is a brief overview of the most important aspects that will help you make an informed decision.