IBM HTTP Server Insight Pack

Posted: June 11, 2015 Modified: October 24, 2017


Overview

Operations Analytics – Log Analysis for IBM HTTP Server parses and sends HTTP Server log files to IBM’s log analysis analytic engine. It contains out of the box patterns, dashboards and expert help to reduce the time to resolve issues.

One data gathering mechanism is supported: Logstash.

Analysis data from HTTP Server
Discovered Pattern data from HTTP Server

The IBM HTTP Server Insight Pack supports logs from the following:

  • IBM HTTP Server 7.x
  • IBM HTTP Server 8.x

The IBM HTTP Server Insight Pack supports searching and indexing of the following:

  • Access logs
  • Error logs

Insight Pack Dashboard

Use the IBM HTTP Server Insight Pack dashboards to find IHS-related problems in the shortest time, and drill down into the problem to identify the root cause. The IBM HTTP Server Insight Pack app contains the following dashboards:

IHS Access Volume Over Time Dashboard
Plots line charts showing log record volume by hour, day, and month.

IHS Error Volume Over Time Dashboard
Plots line charts showing log record volume by hour, day, and month.

IHS Information Links!
Lists hyperlinks to IBM HTTP Server documentation, support and troubleshooting resources.

Additional information

The IBM HTTP Server Insight Pack is installed and un-installed using the pkg_mgmt utility. Reference the Documentation for installation and un-installation instructions.

Setup steps

  1. Upload the insight pack to the system running IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis.
  2. Install the IBM HTTP Server Insight Pack using pkg_mgmt.sh.
  3. Use the pkg_mgmt.sh command to determine the location of the insight pack.
  4. Create the data source for the IBM HTTP Server Insight Pack.
  5. Create the out-of-the-box saved searches for the IBM HTTP Server Insight Pack.

Considerations

  1. Files with long log records require adjustments to the Java stack size so that they can be ingested.
  2. If you update the -Xss value parameter within the jvm.options file, you must restart the IBM SmartCloud Analytics – Log Analysis system.
  3. Configuring Logstash with the provided Logstash configuration file allows IBM HTTP Server events to be forwarded to IBM SmartCloud Analytics – Log Analysis.

Training Information

Review the following video for information on using and setting up the Insight Pack.

Training and overview presentation used in the training video.

View US Price & Buy

IBM Operations Analytics-Log Analysis Insight Packs for Applications- Standard Install License.

Revised: 22 April 2016
Version: 1.1.0.0
Cost: License Fee
Support: Supported

Resources

Product Information
Product Documentation
Documentation
Forum

Requirements

  • IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis 1.3.0, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3.x, 1.3.5.1
  • Logstash 1.4.2, 1.5.3, 2.2.1
  • IBM HTTP Server 7.x or 8.x
  • Purchased “IBM Operations Analytics-Log Analysis Insight Packs for Applications – Standard 1.1” License for each installed Insight Pack.

Support

This package is subject to the License terms included with the Insight Pack, along with those displayed upon download.

To report a problem with deploying this entry, entitled customers may contact the country specific IBM support channel, reference the IBM Worldwide Directory. Also use the “Support” link to access the support site for IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis information.