Implementation of intelligent logging and analytics includes connecting vCenter Server, NSX, and Workspace ONE Access to a VMware Aria Operations for Logs cluster that you deploy using VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle.
To implement and configure the use of a log analysis tool that delivers highly scalable log management, two alternative methods exist: by using the user interface of each component in the solution or by using the open-source PowerShell module cmdlets. You can use the PowerShell commands by replacing the provided sample values with values from your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.
During the deployment, SDDC Manager connects VMware Aria Operations for Logs to some of the management components in the management domain. You complete the integration with the SDDC management stack by manually configuring the integration with the NSX Edge nodes and the clustered Workspace ONE Access instance.
If you want to use the open-source infrastructure-as-code method for the implementation and configuration of the Intelligent Logging and Analytics for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution, verify that your system fulfills the following prerequisites.
Table 2. Prerequisites for CLI Implementation of Intelligent Logging and Analytics for VMware Cloud Foundation