Tag: syslog


Networks Security Systems

Disaster Recovery – The Postmortem

June 26, 2018

So you’ve made it through a disaster recovery event. Well done! Whether it was a simulation or an actual recovery, it was possibly a tense and trying time for you and your operations team. The business is no doubt happy to know that everything …

Networks Systems

Customizing Logwatch for Sysadmin Needs

June 18, 2018

Logwatch is essentially a system log analyzer and reporter. It elaborates logs that are simply collected by syslog. This kind of evolution is simplifying the daily job of modern system and network administrators. Logs are everywhere and almost everything produces logs—not only specific IT …



Syslog – The Blue-collar Worker of the Data Center

June 15, 2018

Striking a balance between good visibility into infrastructure events and too much noise is difficult. I’ve worked in plenty of enterprise environments where multiple tools are deployed (often covering the same infrastructure elements) to monitor for critical infrastructure events. They are frequently deployed with …


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This is a Disaster! Knowing When to Call It

June 13, 2018

Disasters come in many forms. I’ve walked in on my daughters when they were younger and doing craft things in their bedroom and said “this is a disaster!” When it comes to serious events though, most people think of natural disasters, like floods or …