"Tell us when events fall below a threshold, between X and Y times..." Seq has an innate ability to alert based on a simple count of events in a signal, using dashboard widgets with alerts. We use that for a number of alerts, including detection of possible upstream outages -...
I've released a minor update to Seq.App.EventTimeout. While creating a new app that shares common functionality (more on that later!), I came across some edge cases for the handling of holidays. These cases should not "usually" have happened, and were only exposed by running a holiday test case near the...
We use quite a number of Event Timeout instances in our Seq environment, to detect processes that have not completed in time. The nature of the Seq.App.EventTimeout implementation is one that relies on a timeout in seconds, and this can result in keeping track of quite a few different calculations....
EventLog().EntryWritten is bad and should feel bad - the v1.1.2 update for Seq Client for Windows Logins
Why aren't new logins showing up??? I mentioned in my previous post that the Windows event log can iterate through all log entries and send them to the EventLog().EntryWritten handler repeatedly. I was handling that with an ad-hoc implementation of a 'cache' that aimed to ensure we only examined recent...
Speaking broadly - at least for an always-online server - the logon types of interest are 2 (Interactive) and 10 (Remote Interactive). In order to pick these up, we need to get up close and personal with the event log to extract the event log properties. Doing this quickly turned...
I've released a new update to Event Timeout for Seq, which improves the handling of 24 hour windows (eg. Start 00:00, End 00:00) and how repeat timeouts operate. Ordinarily, Event Timeout is forward looking - it always calculates the next start time if the configured start time would fall in...
Building up the Seq app for OpsGenie Over the past few weeks, I've worked with Nicholas Blumhardt to enhance the Seq.App.OpsGenie application for Seq. Nicholas is the founder and CEO of Datalust, the company behind Seq, and is very active in the community - which is awesome, and has meant that...
A new release of Seq.App.EventTimeout is out. This was a little earlier than I planned to release v1.4.x, but there was a bug in the AbstractAPI deserialization as a result of some code refactoring which I'd missed. As usual, you can install Event Timeout for Seq using Seq.App.EventTimeout as the...
"Something hasn't happened!" My workplace has quite a number of disparate applications and scripts that drive critical SLAs. Historically, these were managed by exception and emailing errors to various mailboxes. This is a fairly poor approach to managing SLAs, since it is reliant on a human factor - someone has...
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- Event Schedule
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- Remote Desktop
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- Unit Tests
- Windows Logins