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Logging and Log Management

The Authoritative Guide to Understanding the Concepts Surrounding Logging and Log Management

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Effectively analyzing large volumes of diverse logs can pose many challenges. Logging and Log Management helps to simplify this complex process using practical guidance and real-world examples. Packed with information you need to know for system, network and security logging. Log management and log analysis methods are covered in detail, including approaches to creating useful logs on systems and applications, log searching and log review.

  • Comprehensive coverage of log management including analysis, visualization, reporting and more
  • Includes information on different uses for logs -- from system operations to regulatory compliance
  • Features case Studies on syslog-ng and actual real-world situations where logs came in handy in incident response
  • Provides practical guidance in the areas of report, log analysis system selection, planning a log analysis system and log data normalization and correlation


On Feb 9 John Jacob wrote: Logging and Log Management Chuvakin Schmidt and Phillips Elsevier Science
Authors Chuvakin, Schmidt and Phillips takes away that vacuum of not having an authoritative reference to start working on logs. Full Review  >

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On Nov 9 John Galliano wrote: An Essential Reference for Every Sysadmin
Despite a hefty 460 pages long, Logging and Log Management: The Authoritative Guide to Understanding the Concepts Surrounding Logging and Log Management is an easy read, primarily because it’s logically organized in 22 chapters. Each chapter covers a single concept and this also makes the book a good “grab-it-off-shelf” reference. Full Review  >

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On Sep 3 Fabio Alessandro Locati wrote: Good book, sometimes seems a little out of date
Logs are one of the most powerful tools in the sysadmin hands, and probably of all kind of IT roles. This book does deep into the logs and their management. One of the aspects that I really liked about this book is the division of the text in chapters. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

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