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Researched ELK Logstash but chose vRealize Log Insight: A scalable solution that works well with VM products, but has limitations in terms of usability
Find out what your peers are saying about ELK Logstash vs. vRealize Log Insight and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
The visualization is very good.
It is the best open-source product for people working in SO, managing and analyzing logs.
ELK documentation is very good, so never needed to contact technical support.
The system's management and its alerts are the most valuable aspects of the solution.
Our current costs are too high, and this tool will help us to better optimize our infrastructure.
The virtualization solution supports data center virtualization, network and security.
The root cause analysis feature is very valuable.
What I like is that you can have different storage locations for different applications.
The most valuable feature is server virtualization. It's been very useful.
We use the on-premises version of this solution for log analysis and to find details about certain issues.
The trace log is the solution's most valuable feature. It's very helpful in troubleshooting problems.
There are connectors to gather logs for Windows PCs and Linux PCs, but if we have to get the logs from Syslog then we have to do it manually, and this should be automated.
If the documentation were improved and made more clear for beginners, or even professionals, then we would be more attracted to this solution.
Email notification should be done the same way as Logentries does it.
We set up a cron job to delete old logs so that we wouldn't hit a disk space issue. Such a feature should be available in the UI, where old logs can be deleted automatically. (Don’t know if this feature is already there).
They don't provide user authentication and authorisation features (Shield) as a part of their open-source version.
The solution should be more user-friendly. The user interface and dashboard could be simplified.
The dashboard needs to be improved because this is what I need to monitor my infrastructure.
It's great for VMware, but it would be good if they had third-party logins.
I don't use the solution on a day to day basis, so I'm not sure what specifically can be improved.
I think that it should be able to integrate with other third-party backup and recovery solutions, more that it does now.
The solution isn't user-friendly for admins.
Documentation is lacking, including some guide as to how to use the expressions. It is not clear how to look for a log, for example. Some examples in the documentation might be helpful. I think that VMware had good documentation, but it's no longer hosted. The documentation is not as easy to understand as it was before.
They should improve their web interface to make it more user-friendly.
Pricing and Cost Advice
We are using the free, open-source version of this solution.
We use the open-source version, so there is no charge for this solution.
Pricing could always be lower. If it were free, I would be more satisfied.
out of 46 in Log Management
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out of 46 in Log Management
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Also Known As
|Elastic Stack, ELK Stack|
Logstash is an open source, server-side data processing pipeline that ingests data from a multitude of sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to your favorite “stash.”
|vRealize Log Insight delivers indexing and machine learning based Intelligent Grouping, to enable searching, for faster troubleshooting across physical, virtual and cloud environments. It help monitors and manages Machine Data at Scale through analyzing massive amounts of log data and delivers near real-time monitoring, search and log analytics, coupled with a dashboard for stored queries, reports and alerts. Speeds correlation of events across an entire IT environment. vRealize Log Insight creates Structure from Unstructured Data by collects and automatically identifies structure in all types of machine-generated log data (application logs, network traces, configuration files, messages, performance data, system state dumps, etc.) to build an index for performing analytics. And it offers a pricing model that includes unlimited data and does not require buying licenses based on peak usage and worst-case scenarios.|
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