vRealize Log Insight design enables real-time logging for all components that build up the management capabilities of the SDDC in a dual-region setup.

Logical Design

In a multi-region Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) deploy a vRealize Log Insight cluster in each region that consists of three nodes. This configuration allows for continued availability and increased log ingestion rates.

Figure 1. Logical Design of vRealize Log Insight

Sources of Log Data

vRealize Log Insight collects logs as to provide monitoring information about the SDDC from a central location.

vRealize Log Insight collects log events from the following virtual infrastructure and cloud management components.

  • Management vCenter Server

    • Platform Services Controller

    • vCenter Server

  • Compute vCenter Server

    • Platform Services Controller

    • vCenter Server

  • Management, shared edge and compute ESXi hosts

  • NSX for vSphere for the management cluster and for the shared compute and edge cluster

    • NSX Manager

    • NSX Controller instances

    • NSX Edge instances