Microsoft SharePoint Insight Pack

Posted: June 24, 2015 Modified: October 9, 2015


Overview

The Microsoft SharePoint Insight Pack gives customers support to ingest data from SharePoint Server logs into IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis. They can then use a rich set of analytical dashboards to visualize metadata and derived metrics from log content, along with performing additional queries on the content.

Microsoft SharePoint Trace Log Events Log Analysis Dashboard
Microsoft SharePoint Trace Log Events Log Analysis Dashboard

The following dynamic dashboards are provided to help visualize the log data and are added to the Search Dashboards pane.

Microsoft SharePoint Health Dashboard

This dashboard displays the health of SharePoint servers based on the number of high severity log-levels from the datasources specific to SharePoint ULS Trace Log. The four charts of the dashboard display top 5 hosts (as configured in the datasource) that have maximum number of high severity trace messages.

Microsoft SharePoint Trace Log Level Dashboard

This dashboard displays ULS trace log-level distribution charts for the configured time period.

Microsoft SharePoint Trace Log Events Dashboard

This dashboard displays distribution charts for the ULS trace log specific top 10 events (for severe event log levels, such as, critical, error and warning) for the configured time period.

Microsoft SharePoint Event Level Dashboard

This dashboard displays event log-level distribution charts for the configured time period. Event logs are filtered to display Microsoft SharePoint Providers specific events from the Windows event logs on the Microsoft SharePoint environment.

Microsoft SharePoint Events Dashboard

This dashboard displays distribution charts for the top 10 events (for severe log levels, such as, critical, error, and warning) for the configured time period. Event logs are filtered to display the Microsoft SharePoint Providers specific events from the Windows event logs on the Microsoft SharePoint environment.

Additional information

The Insight Pack includes support for ingesting and performing metadata searches against the following log files.

  • SharePoint Server and Foundation 2010 & 2013 Diagnostic Logging
    • Unified Logging Service (ULS) Trace Log: <ServerHostName>*.log
  • SharePoint Environment Event Logs:
    • Application Event Log: Application
    • SharePoint Products Operational Event Log: Microsoft-SharePoint Products-Shared-Operational

Note: Event logs are processed using Windows OS Events Insight Pack. For more information, see Windows OS Events Insight Pack documentation.

Refer to the User Guide included in the Insight Pack for additional information on the Insight Packs and steps for installing and configuring.

Training Information

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


Overview presentation used in the training video.

View US Price & Buy

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

Released: 11 June 2015
Version: 1.1.0.0
Cost: License Fee
Support: Supported

Resources

Product Information
Product Documentation
Documentation
Forum

Requirements

  • IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis version 1.3.0 or above
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010, 2013
  • Windows OS Events Insight Pack v1.1.0.2 (for processing the event logs).
  • Purchased “IBM Operations Analytics-Log Analysis Insight Packs for Infrastructure-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.