vRealize Log Insight supports alerts that trigger notifications about its health.

Alert Types

The following types of alerts exist in vRealize Log Insight:

System Alerts

vRealize Log Insight generates notifications when an important system event occurs, for example when the disk space is almost exhausted and vRealize Log Insight must start deleting or archiving old log files.

Content Pack Alerts

Content packs contain default alerts that can be configured to send notifications, these alerts are specific to the content pack and are disabled by default.

User-Defined Alerts

Administrators and users can define their own alerts based on data ingested by vRealize Log Insight.

vRealize Log Insight handles alerts in two ways:

  • Send an e-mail over SMTP.

  • Send to vRealize Operations Manager.

SMTP Notification

Enable e-mail notification for alerts in vRealize Log Insight.

Table 1. SMTP Alert Notification Design Decision

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication

SDDC-OPS-LOG-009

Enable alerting over SMTP.

Enables administrators and operators to receive alerts via email from vRealize Log Insight.

Requires access to an external SMTP server.