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Looking to get opinions on different centralized logging systems, open-source to commercial. Would like to be able to log services(tomcat, apache, mysqld), applications java, grails, networking equipment, squid etc. Wondering what experience people have with different products.
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by:motnahp00
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I cannot comment on Linux and networking equipment, but Windows allows for event log forwarding for a centralized solution.
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Look at Splunk http://www.splunk.com/
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Looked at splunk, it looks pretty good. Looking for opinions from people who have used it in an enterprise environment.
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If you just want to collect logging, then syslog-ng and kiwi (mentioned above) are the obvious ones.

If you also want to actively monitor devces, software, functionality, etc, then also have a look at Nagios, Zenoss and OpenNMS.
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I've used syslog-ng, kiwi, and splunk.

The advantage of splunk is it can do indexing so that searches can run real fast.  The dis-advantage is that if you log more than 500MB in a day, you have to pay in order for it to do the indexing.
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Any experiences with rsyslog + loganalyzer ?

Pros/cons?
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