Logscape Tutorials – Logscape in 10 minutes

Recently we’ve been working on creating new learning materials for the release of Logscape 3.0.Materials appropriate for both the Logscape expert and an individual just picking Logscape up for the first time. The first person to be addressed by this was of cof course the beginner, as such here’s a 10 minute introduction to the basics of Logscape 3.0.

 

 

Hopefully this help some of our newer users, and keep an eye out for more advanced tutorials!

CSV Discovery in Logscape

New in Logscape 3.0

cloud_43-595x553Logscape 3.0 introduces a new feature that makes working with CSV data easier, and faster. Logscape will now automatically generate a datatype from imported CSV data, you’ll be free to immediately build a workspace around your data rather than having to worry about setting up your datatype. Continue reading

Using Logscape with HPC, 3 of 3

Today marks the last in the series of three blogs around Microsoft HPC by guest writer Ben Newton, we hope the articles have helped to demonstrate the time and thought that goes into the development of a Logscape App, for the final section Ben covers the development of the actual app that will run inside the logscape environment. You can find the past articles below. You can find more of Ben’s work on his Github page, or his LinkedIn.

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Using Logscape with HPC, 2 of 3

Today Ben Newton returns for the second in a series of three Blog articles covering his progression through building a monitoring solution for Microsoft HPC through Logscape, todays article covers Data collection, both in where the data was sourced, and how he chose to format the data. You can find more of Ben’s work on his Github page, or his LinkedIn.

cartoon3Data Collection: Find it, mine it, record it

Data! Data! Data!” he cried impatiently. “I can’t make bricks without clay.

    -Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

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Using Logscape with HPC, 1 of 3

fQf3scmToday we have a blog article by Guest writer Ben Newton, Ben manages a HPC Grid where Logscape is used in anger for all their management needs. This is the first of a three part series by Ben on how they use Logscape, and built their monitoring Solution. You can find more of Ben’s work on his github page, or his LinkedIn.

Microsoft HPC Server 2012 – More Compute, More Monitoring 

640K ought to be enough for anybody.

    – Unknown… but not Bill Gates! Continue reading

10 Ways to Improve Your Output File

cloudcomputingjoke-300x259So you have written an app or log – it’s brilliant, it grabs all the data you need and runs like greased lightning. All you need to do now is ensure your output file has a nice clean format – preferably one that means Logscape does all the work for you! So here are some of my top tips.

1) Add a full time stamp to every line. You wouldn’t believe how much trouble can be caused by people using just times or dates. At the best, you have to struggle to get your data properly organised. At worst, you end up with a mess and data appears in the wrong place on the graph. Do it right, set the date and time!

2) Add a time zone to that stamp. My computer will never move time-zone, surely it’ll be fine? Don’t count on it. British Summer Time changing the system time on half your servers, servers being reset to US time, data centres moving locations… All these things can and will happen. Adding the time zone to the stamp gives you a cast iron assurance that the data will always be correct. That peace of mind is worth a few bytes.

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Monitoring Platform Symphony.

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Sitting at my desk, I was approached and asked this question.

Do you guys support Platform Symphony?

An interesting question, really we “support” most anything, Logscape has the base functionality for most tasks, and product “apps” just build upon that functionality, the app provides the workspaces, data types and sources, as well as the tools that Logscape will use to find the data you want. But at the end of the day it’s still Logscape, just it’s running a groovy script to fetch your metrics.

So what is the process that goes into making a Logscape App?
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Logscape 2.5.1 is here!

All,

Release 2.5.1 includes enhancements to JMX functionality, improvements to Logscape roll detection aswell as significant search performance optimisation.

2.5.1 Introduces new linking functionality. This allows you to flawlessly link your workspaces and transfer context between them providing a troubleshooting workflow for non-expert users of the Logscape system.

The release notes are here.

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Logscape 2.5 is now live!

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Release 2.5 includes improvements to LDAP/Active Directory management, selective UI enhancements and performance improvements. IE11 compatability has also been improved along with minor bug fixes.

The release notes are here.

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