Logging. Everyone does it. Many without even knowing why they do it. It is considered a boring chore. A chore that is done by habit rather than for a purpose and one that does little more than consume CPU cycles and arrays of disks. Too many log environments are build with the maxim:
“We should keep those logs in case we need them for something.”
“Those logs tell use critical things about our applications and infrastructure.”
But logging doesn’t have to be a chore or a purposeless exercise. Logging can be a core and critical part of your Development and Operations activities that adds value and helps you be more efficient, effective and identify and resolve issues faster.
This session will show you how to do logging right with open source framework LogStash. We’ll learn how to build a scalable, performant and useful open source logging environment. You’ll see how to structure your events, give them context and make them available to search and consume by developers and operations staff. LogStash will change the way you think (and how much you care!) about logging. You’ll certainly never think logging is boring again.*
James is an author and open source geek. James authored The LogStash Book and two books about Puppet (Pro Puppet and the earlier book about Puppet. He is also the author of three other books including Pro Linux System Administration, Pro Nagios 2.0, and Hardening Linux.
For a real job, James is VP of Tech Ops for Puppet Labs. He likes food, wine, books, photography and cats. He is not overly keen on long walks on the beach and holding hands.
Help us make this conference the best it can be for you. Have questions you'd like this speaker to address? Suggestions for issues that deserve extra attention? Feedback that you'd like to share with the speaker and other attendees?
Join the conversation here (requires login)
For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
View a complete list of OSCON contacts