ELK Stack, meet VMWare Server. Since VMWare’s ESXi runs on some Linux kernel, it shares the logging facilities we’re familiar with on Linux systems. Going about forwarding syslog messages to a remote box is a bit different thou. Luckily, VMWare’s Knowledge Base is very thorough if you know where to look.
So last night I found this on my lab machine…
Silly node ran out of space. Spawning up extra node promptly made this a non-issue.
It is so nice to work with open source tools built to handle failure gracefully. A few years ago the above scenario would have prompted a weekend-at-the-colo to the dismay of family and my sanity. These are interesting times!