LightSwitch HTML Client and Custom Icons for Buttons

Introduction LightSwitch is very powerful to build apps, but often, the standard LightSwitch controls, buttons and their appearances do not reflect your needs. In this article, I will show you an easy way to build buttons with a custom icon. Prerequisites For this article I used Visual Studio Update 3 and created a new LightSwitch […]

[NoBrainer] Graylog2 AlertConditions based on field contents

This post describes how you can extend the Graylog2 AlertCondition mechanism to raise alerts based on the contents of a field (instead of just a message count or a field value). Introduction Currently Graylog2 only allows you to trigger AlarmCallbacks based on either MESSAGE_COUNT Here you define how many messages must be assigned to that […]

[HOWTO] Creating a Graylog2 Filter Plugin

Introduction UPDATE 2015-02-26 The plugin now works with the Graylog v1 plugin API Following the article about Creating a Graylog2 Output Plugin this post will cover the steps needed to create a filter plugin for Graylog2. While the SCRIPT OUTPUT Plugin enabled a potential user to run scripts for post-processing of messages, the SCRIPT FILTER […]

[NoBrainer] Using to automatically integrate your Graylog2 Plugins in Docker

In this post I will quickly show you how to easily use and GitHub in combination with Docker to test your self developed Graylog2 plugins. Here is a brief overview of what is covered: Setting up integration Creating the Dockerfile Building the Docker image Running Graylog2 with plugins Summary and Notes Introduction As […]

[HOWTO] Creating a Graylog2 Output Plugin

Defining new Output

Introduction As described in my last post Sending Gelf messages to Graylog2 via PowerShell we were testing Graylog2 for log and meter collection. It soon became clear that the current selection of adapters to get data out of Graylog2 was far from perfect. We needed a specific output action to send data to an incident […]