Rapid7 Logs Docker Containers With Logentries
Rapid7, which recently acquired Logentries, brings a Docker Insights Dashboard to market to help solve the challenge of container visibility.Having insight into what is running inside a Docker container, along with logging capabilities, is crucial for enabling enterprises to deploy containers at scale in a secure manner. Today, security vendor Rapid7 is announcing that it is now a Docker Inc. Ecosystem Technology Partner, bringing a new Docker Insights Dashboard to the market to help solve the challenge of container visibility. The new Rapid7 technology comes from its Logentries division, which it acquired in October for $68 million. The open-source Docker engine itself has had a Docker Stats API available since the Docker 1.5 release in February that enables monitoring and logging technologies to plug into containers. "The Logentries container is using the stats API, available since Docker 1.5, to collect container- level metrics, but it can also collect Docker API lifecycle event info as well as container-level log data," Trevor Parsons, Rapid7 senior director of log management and search, told eWEEK. The core piece of technology from Rapid7's Logentries for container visibility is a product called the Docker Insights Dashboard. The Docker Insights Dashboard provides a way to visualize and correlate container-level resource usage stats, lifecycle events and application log data information, Parsons said. The Docker API lifecycle event information that Logentries can collect includes details on containers that have been started and stopped. Logentries can also collect host-level information and host-level resource usage statistics, giving a full container stack view from a log and resource usage level, Parsons said.
"Being able to collect and correlate a range of data sources like this is important for fast problem identification and resolution," Parsons said.