Web Access Log Insight Pack

Posted: February 12, 2015 Modified: October 9, 2015


Overview

The Web Access Logs Insight Pack provides the capability to ingest and perform metadata searches against Web Access Logs (Apache IHS, JBoss, Apache Tomcat) using IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis.

The Web Access Log Insight Pack ingests records in the web server access log. Server access logs record information about all requests handled by a web server. This can include information about the IP address of the client making the request, userid of the person making the request (determined by the HTTP authentication), timestamp when the request was received, the request line, etc. The access log is highly configurable, and the LogFormat or pattern is used to define the contents and format of the access log.

Note: The access log is different from the web server log.

Additional information

By using the LogFormat directive or pattern to create a delimiter-separated value (DSV) access log file, the Web Access Log Insight Pack can annotate and index access logs for ingestion, annotation, and indexing into IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis. The Web Access Logs Insight Pack supports the following web servers (and any others which enable the LogFormat specification required by this insight pack):

  • Apache/IBM HTTP Server 8.5.5.0
  • Apache Tomcat 7.0.42, 6.0.37
  • JBoss v7

Reference the Insight Pack Documentation for additional information.

Released: Updated 2015
Version: 1.1.0.2
Cost: Shipped with product.
Provider: IBM

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Requirements

  • IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis v1.1.0.2 or later
  • Apache/IBM HTTP Server 8.5.5.0
  • Apache Tomcat 7.0.42, 6.0.37
  • JBoss v7

  • Others which enable the LogFormat specification required by this insight pack

Support

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.