Centralized Log Management, Monitoring and Analysis Software
Frequently Asked Questions
NodesUp Log Server is licensed based on the number of cluster Instances you implement in your environment. A NodesUp Log Server system is comprised of any number of cluster server Instances. Each Instance communicates with other instances to both replicate/backup your data as well as load-balance your system to maintain an efficient log monitoring system.
NodesUp Log Server is supported by our team of professionals. Forum and email support are included in the base license price for NodesUp Log Server. Optional phone support contracts are available to customers who require additional support services.
No! NodesUp Log Server, unlike many of our competitors, allows you to have full access to all of your log data no matter what your license level. We don’t believe in charging you for your own data. We don’t think it’s fair. Your only limitation is the hardware/VM that you put Log Server on, but with Log Server’s ability to quickly scale to your environment, your monitoring needs are always met.
Yes! Manual installation of physical servers is recommended. The server must be RHEL or CentOS. We also distribute NodesUp Monitoring as a virtual machine to allow you get it up and running quickly.
NodesUp Log Server systems are based on a clustering model. Each server in the cluster is called an Instance. Adding an Instance to your Log Server cluster allows you to balance server load, create a redundant copy of log event data, and scale Log Server to meet your environment’s needs. Keep your data highly available and redundant with additional NodesUp Log Server Instances. Each instance in the cluster shares in the workload of indexing and querying your data. A minimum of 2 instances is recommended to provide redundancy and resiliency.
Yes! NodesUp started in the open source community and we hold strong to our roots. NodesUp Log Server is free to use for up to 500MB of log data per day. This makes it easy to monitor small environments or to try it in your environment before you buy it!
Right out-of-the-box, NodesUp Log Server is configured to be able to receive Windows Event Logs, Linux syslogs, and Network Device Syslogs as well as log information from any Windows and Linux machine. Additional log types can be added through the easy GUI configuration wizard. Basically, if there’s a log you want to monitor, NodesUp Log Server can receive it for further analysis.
Log Server utilizes the open source tools called Elasticsearch as well as Logstash for the cluster formation/storage and log data collection system respectively.
The initial purchase of any of our commercial solutions includes the first year of support and maintenance benefits. Support & Maintenance benefits enable customers to receive access to version upgrades for one year, plus, direct ticket support (up to ten incidents), and access to the customer-only support forum.