After recent issues with an Ubuntu VM I looked into support options where Canonical states:

Security and support for open source database, LMA, server and cloud-native apps

I usually know my IT abbreviations pretty well, but what does LMA stand for?

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    Logging, Monitoring, and Alerting (LMA) assets.ubuntu.com/v1/…
    – Terrance
    Jul 23 at 18:05
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    Really, it is whatever Canonical wants it to be.
    – Terrance
    Jul 23 at 18:12
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    Logging, Monitoring, and Alerting makes sense, what the security guys call SIEM. But at least that's findable via Wikipedia or Google :-)
    – OttoEisen
    Jul 23 at 18:30
  • Yet another TLA (Three Letter Acronym) :)
    – andrew.46
    Jul 25 at 0:42

LMA Services means Logging, Monitoring and Aggregation services and currently includes: Nagios, Prometheus, Alertmanager, Grafana, Graylog and Elasticsearch.

Source: https://ubuntu.com/legal/ubuntu-advantage-service-description

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    I accepted this as the answer, since the link is more current.
    – OttoEisen
    Jul 24 at 10:22

Maybe we'll let you decide. This link states that it is Logging, Monitoring and Alerting.


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    Don't you love it, when marketing departments can't decide what their fancy new acronyms actually stand for? Oh, Canonical....
    – OttoEisen
    Jul 24 at 10:24
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    @OttoEisen So true. Or when marketing thinks it means one thing, and engineering thinks it means something else. Jul 25 at 0:32

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