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Advanced logs manager & reporting / alerting for WHM

Alexandros Symeonidis shared this idea 7 years ago
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Add an advanced logs manager, who can analyze, alert and monitor logs of cpanel and its related daemons, so non tech savvy admins can manage things through WHM and no need for SSH

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At the time of this response, this feature request is too broad scope and vague. Further discussion and input is required before this can be realistically considered for inclusion in a future version of the product.


Depending on the type of analytics and reporting you are looking for, they may be unrealistic to automate reliably and with a low level of false positive.


The simplest of tools to accommodate this request would be exposing logs through the interface. However, with extremely large log files being commonplace, this would not be very performant at all and may actually do more harm than good if the server is already experiencing a high load.


Are you looking for basic alert features such as those found in ConfigServer's LFD product?


http://www.configserver.com/cp/csf.html


LFD allows for very basic alerts based on some log files' output. However, it is nowhere near to the point that it would remove the need for SSH access and manual log review.


Such automation, in my opinion, is not realistically attainable. I welcome and encourage further discussion and feedback on this matter. Please provide specific concepts and examples that you would like to see automated into an alert/report. Only then can we realistically review and consider them.

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At the time of this response, this feature request is too broad scope and vague. Further discussion and input is required before this can be realistically considered for inclusion in a future version of the product.


Depending on the type of analytics and reporting you are looking for, they may be unrealistic to automate reliably and with a low level of false positive.


The simplest of tools to accommodate this request would be exposing logs through the interface. However, with extremely large log files being commonplace, this would not be very performant at all and may actually do more harm than good if the server is already experiencing a high load.


Are you looking for basic alert features such as those found in ConfigServer's LFD product?


http://www.configserver.com/cp/csf.html


LFD allows for very basic alerts based on some log files' output. However, it is nowhere near to the point that it would remove the need for SSH access and manual log review.


Such automation, in my opinion, is not realistically attainable. I welcome and encourage further discussion and feedback on this matter. Please provide specific concepts and examples that you would like to see automated into an alert/report. Only then can we realistically review and consider them.

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I agree that this is a good idea.


Example: we have a client who is very touchy indeed about CSF/LFD auto-blocking apparently legitimate users from accessing their website. They've asked to be alerted promptly whenever this happens.


So it would be excellent in this example if I could, via WHM, setup/schedule a search of the appropriate logfile(s) for any blocking of their hosting account, with appropriate notifications (e.g. by email) when occurrences of this are found.


Of course any such functionality would come with the heavy disclaimer that poorly formed queries could have a seriously detrimental effect on the performance of the server.


Thanks for your consideration.

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