Events, tasks, and alerts are structured data with specific meaning. You can configure VMware Aria Operations for Logs to collect alarms, events, and tasks data from one or more vCenter Server systems.

You use the Integration UI to configure VMware Aria Operations for Logs to connect to vCenter Server systems. The information is pulled from the vCenter Server systems by using the vSphere Web Services API and appears as a vSphere content pack in the VMware Aria Operations for Logs web user interface.


Verify that you have user credentials with System.View privileges.
Note: You must configure the permission on the top-level folder within the vCenter Server inventory, and verify that the Propagate to children check box is selected.


  1. Expand the main menu and navigate to Integration > vSphere.
  2. In the vCenter Server table, locate the vCenter Server instance from which you want to collect data.
  3. Select the Collect vCenter Server events, tasks, and alarms check box in the opened edit view.
  4. Click Save.


VMware Aria Operations for Logs connects to the vCenter Server every two minutes and ingests all new information since the last successful poll.

What to do next

  • Analyze vSphere events using the vSphere content pack or custom queries.
  • Enable vSphere content pack alerts or custom alerts.