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Best Log Monitoring / Consollidation Tool

Posted on 2013-01-15
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Good Afternoon -

Being the SCCM Admin for our 2012 SP1 installation, I not only advertise packages, but build and test them, too.  This requires a LOT of trial and error.  All of SCCM's errors are captured in extremely detailed .log files on the SCCM server as well as workstation depending on the task.

These log files are text based and I currently use CMTrace to view them as it places the entries in neat columns and highlights specific things.  There are over 160 of these files on the SCCM Server and a workstation can have over 130.

What I'm looking for is an application where I can consolidate these logs (or at least the ones often used) into a dashboard or virtual single log which I may watch.

I just tried Splunk, but it seemed as it wasn't designed for this specific task as all I could do was really search.  It's possible I just didn't know how to use / configure it.  I 'd prefer the tool be Windows based if possible.  IOS dashboard a plus :)

Does anyone have a suggestion of a tool that could do this?  Thanks!
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rharland2009 earned 500 total points
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Take a gander at this.

http://www.solarwinds.com/log-event-manager.aspx

There's a demo and trial installer as well.
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With CMTrace or SMS Trace you can Merge Logfiles to see them all Live in one view
Merge Files in Open Dialog
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