Enterprise Linux Log

Aug 1 2008   7:42PM GMT

Splunk highlights data management maturity at LinuxWorld

Suzanne Wheeler Suzanne Wheeler Profile: Suzanne Wheeler

Software company Splunk creates products that aid companies primarily in log file management – collecting information about the data in their systems and continuously reporting it back. At this year’s LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Splunk will highlight several further-reaching data management products: Splunk for Virtual Server Management, Splunk for Change Management and Splunk for Server Management.

The products, in providing fuller access to information about what and how your system is doing, promise to make system management more practical and security maintenance more immediate.

The products being released this week at LinuxWorld integrate log file management with a variety of other tasks. They can simultaneously manage log files and collect and manage messages, traps and alerts as well as statistics from all system areas.

As one administrator commented on the blog of Splunk CEO Michael Baum, “Log file management is DEAD.” It is becoming just one side of the larger task of system management. For help on configuring Splunk, check out this tip.

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