A vRealize Log Insight instance is a syslog collector. When vRealize Log Insight is licensed for use in your Cloud Foundation system, you can manually configure the switches to export their log files to the vRealize Log Insight instance.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have the root account credentials to log in to the SDDC Manager Controller VM. The root account credentials are managed by your organization. See Credentials for Logging in to the SDDC Manager Controller VM.

Procedure

  1. SSH to the SDDC Manager Controller VM.
  2. Change to the /home/vrack/bin directory.
  3. Configure ability to export the switches' log files to the vRealize Log Insight instance by typing the command:

    ./vrm-cli.sh configure-syslog

    The command output displays information that the command is running and when it is finished.

What to do next

Log in to the vRealize Log Insight Web interface to verify that it is receiving the logs. For steps for logging in, see Get Started Using the vRealize Log Insight Instance.