Best Practices

This page will be (surprise) a best practices conversation on effective enterprise log management.

Specific areas:

Collection and storage

  • Effective aggregation and transport - UDP, TCP, and the little white rabbit.
  • Retention policies

Using logged events in network monitoring and real-time operations

  • Log analyzers - Your BGP peer just dropped. Who's going to know first, you or your customer?
  • Reporting