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From: Ryan Murphy <RMurphy () irvinecompany com>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 09:54:00 -0800


I am currently working on implementing a windows syslog solution in which
Win2k servers will dump their application/system/security event logs to a
(likely Kiwi) syslog server in our environment. One of the questions that
needs to get answered in order to implement such a solution is "How many
total event log entries are we generating per minute/hour/day/week/month
across all 200 of our servers?" I'm currently at a loss as to how to answer
this question, and so I'm turning to the list for ideas. At first, I was
thinking about just picking a small representative sample of our servers,
and counting the number of events generated in a set period of time.
However, I've had a very hard time picking a small representative sample of
our overall server farm, and from my (albeit somewhat limited) research into
this avenue, there doesn't appear to be one. Is there a way that I could
query this kind of information somewhere in Windows? In the AD? NetIQ App
Manager? Do you guys know of any sort of utility that I could load that
would help me determine event counts? Should I write my own? Could I find
this information by querying WMI in a small VB app or something?

You ideas and suggestions are greatly appreciated.



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