You configure a syslog server and configure backups for vCenter Server from the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, log in to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface.​

    Setting

    Value

    URL

    https:///management-domain-vcenter-server-fqdn:5480

    User name​

    administrator@vsphere.local​

  2. NIST80053-VI-VC-CFG-01218 Configure the appliance to send logs to a central log server.
    1. Select Syslog on the left navigation pane and click Configure to configure the address and port of a site-specific syslog aggregator or SIEM with the appropriate protocol and click Save.
    2. Note : UDP is discouraged due to it's stateless and unencrypted nature.
  3. NIST80053-VI-VC-CFG-01220 The vCenter Server configuration must be backed up on a regular basis.
    1. Select Backup on the left navigation pane and click Configure or Edit for an existing configuration.
    2. Enter site-specific information for the backup job.
    3. Ensure that the Schedule is set to Daily and click Create.