Modul Logs : The Big Picture
This course is about how to get a handle on systems logs. More precisely, it is about how to get useful information out of your logs of all kinds. Logs, while often under-appreciated, are a very useful source of information for computer system resource management (printers, disk systems, battery backup systems, operating systems, etc.), user and application management (login and logout, application access, etc.), and security.
It should be noted that sometimes the type of information can be categorized into more than one bucket. User login and logout messages are both relevant for both user management and security. A few examples are now presented to show how useful log data can be.