Can Log & Event Manager be used to track stats on Windows Media Server logs (WMS_*.log)?
John Kwasnik for
CA Dep't. of General Services
We haven't seen this one before, so I did some quick digging. Everything here is based on what I could find online.
We do have IIS/W3C logging connectors, but those won't catch the WMS-specific fields out of the box. You'd be able to search 100% of the data, but we would need to do some improvement work on our end to create a connector (or modify the out of the box IIS connector) to surface more of the useful fields to the real-time/normalized system.
You'd also want to name/rotate them consistent with the patterns for other IIS/W3C logs, but from the configuration details I've seen in a quick search, that should be completely doable. From a configuration perspective inside of LEM, you'd install a LEM Agent on the server(s) with the logs in question, then configure the connectors inside the LEM Console.
We do add new connectors (and update connectors) as they add value to our customers. It's something we would explore as a part of implementation.
Hope that helps.
Compared to EventSentry, how is your product different? We get email alerts when such and such occurs that meets the criteria.
In general, LEM has support for a diverse amount of devices (beyond just operating system event logs, including network devices, security tools & apps, general network and system apps), a sophisticated real-time correlation engine for cross-domain correlation (i.e. network to operating system to security information), awesome interactive monitoring, analysis, and search capabilities, and all of the important compliance reporting.
The biggest difference is probably the diversity of support, which broadens your visibility beyond just event logs.