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over 1 year ago

Allow For Syslog Product Overlap; Log Manager & Legacy Syslog (w/Kiwi)

The new Log Manager product is a nice tool to have, and I understand that product is the future of the syslog functionality for SolarWinds. However, it would be nice to be able to continue to use the old/legacy syslog tools in addition to the new Log Manager tools. We have more nodes sending syslog than Log Manager can even be licensed for, so we couldn't even go full Log Manager if we wanted. Having said that, if we put 1000 of our most important devices to send syslog using the LM product, we immediately lose 100% of everything else. (unless I'm missing something here) So, under the presumption I have the basics correct, we can either choose to process syslog from 1000 devices, losing everything else, OR we can stay with our current Kiwi setup, being able to process ALL syslog from ALL devices, but without all the nice features of LM.

Why not just keep functionality for both sides? (At least for a while, until LM evolves into a more mature product.) I would love to be able to use LM and all its wonderful features for our core network, while still being able to process all the syslog from our peon level nodes too. I know it's not as simple as flipping both switches to yes, but I can't imagine it being rocket surgery or anything too difficult.

Thank you,

-Will

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  • Just had to back out the latest upgrade and then re-run without the LM integration. We forward on our syslogs to SIEM via SolarWinds with a rule. If they phase out being able to do this, we will end up looking for another tool to do the job. You cant remove core function and then try and charge for the same thing in another product.

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  • Just had to back out the latest upgrade and then re-run without the LM integration. We forward on our syslogs to SIEM via SolarWinds with a rule. If they phase out being able to do this, we will end up looking for another tool to do the job. You cant remove core function and then try and charge for the same thing in another product.

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