Log Management

In this chapter, you will learn:

•   About log types: syslog and Windows Event Viewer logs

•   About centralized logging servers

•   The role of security information and event management (SIEM)

•   The difference between operating system logs and application logs

If you have ever tried to find a reason why a system or an application wasn’t working correctly, you may appreciate the value of logs. Without some insight into what is happening internally with a system or application, you are working in the dark. You’re staggering around a very dark room, randomly feeling with your hands because your eyes can’t help you. Fortunately, logs provide visibility. When something bad is happening or, more importantly, has already ...

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