Roundtable Discussion – Vendors / Value Added Resellers / Manufacturers
How should you prepare yourself for a vendor meeting ?
What is the interest of the manufacturer ?
What is the interest of the value added reseller?
How to pick the right solution for your environment ?
Long Term relationship and support models
Why are Vendors trying to push you into a product or technology ?
Pursue a VAR that is interested in a long term relationship
What tools are you using?
Perl – I‘ve used Perl for the past 20+ years to help automate various small tasks and to help gather data for reporting purposes across a large number of devices (switches, routers, access points, etc)
You’ll find a few very detailed examples on the Perl Scripting section of my blog.
syslog-ng – I’ve running syslog-ng for the past 15+ years as my centralized syslog server with great success. Here’s a blog post from Balabit outlining how to deploy syslog-ng with Elasticsearch and leveraging Kibana to visualize the data on CentOS/RHEL.