Altoros Log Search for VMware Tanzu

Altoros Log Search for VMware Tanzu is a flexible combination of Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (ELK) that provides log aggregation and parsing algorithms for VMware Tanzu operators and developers. The solution provides shared and on-demand service plans. VMware Tanzu operators can create a Log Search cluster, where access will be shared within a group of developers. With on-demand service plan, developers get the possibility to create Log Search cluster and bind it to some applications, which should be monitored.

Overview

The Altoros Log Search for VMware Tanzu provides role-based access to system and application logs. Out-the-box, users get:

  • Retrieving and parsing of logs received from VMware Tanzu
  • Secure authorized access to these logs in Kibana
  • Useful dashboards and search queries to start log analysis
  • Shared and on-demand service plans

Key Features

Altoros Log Search for VMware Tanzu includes the following key features:

  • VMware Tanzu logs: Collecting logs from all VMware Tanzu components
  • Services logs: Provides the ability to collect logs from all VMware Tanzu Data Services available on Pivotal Network
  • Application logs: Log Search is configured to get all application logs by default
  • SSO and multi-tenancy: Uses the Cloud Foundry UAA service to control access to Kibana dashboards based on user role and rights within the platform. Multi-tenancy is implemented according to the roles defined by Cloud Foundry UAA.
  • Dashboards and visualization: Provides out-of-the-box Dashboards for application and VMware Tanzu platform logs
  • Automated back-ups: Users can setup automated backups and the archiving of logs to any S3-compatible storage system

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about Altoros Log Search for VMware Tanzu.

Element Details
Version v1.3.0
Release date March 30, 2020
Software component version Elasticsearch v7.6.0, Logstash v7.6.0, and Kibana v7.6.0
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) v2.5.x, v2.6.x, v2.7.x, v2.8.x and v2.9.x
Compatible Tanzu Application Services (PAS) version(s) v2.5.x, v2.6.x, v2.7.x, v2.8.x and v2.9.x
BOSH stemcell version Ubuntu Xenial
IaaS support AWS, Azure, OpenStack, GCP, and vSphere
IPsec support No

Prerequisites

To complete installation of Altoros Log Search for VMware Tanzu, you need the following:

  • CPU, RAM, and disk resources for 11 VMs for shared service plan
  • CPU, RAM, and disk resources for 12 VMs for on-demand service plan
  • Internet connectivity between the networks where the VMware Tanzu deployment and Log Search are installed. Altoros recommends installing Log Search on the same network with VMware Tanzu.

Requirements

Altoros Log Search for VMware Tanzu has the following requirements:

Elastic Documentation

See the following Elastic documentation about each component of the ELK stack:

Feedback

If you have a feature request, questions, or information about a bug send an email to Altoros Customer Support.