Redirect log information from the edge services gateways, universal distributed logical router and load balancer in Region A to vRealize Log Insight in Region A.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. From the Home menu, select Networking & Security.
  3. From the Networking & Security menu on the left, click NSX Edges.
  4. On the NSX Edges page, select the NSX Manager instance from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.

    NSX Manager Instance

    IP Address

    Management NSX Manager

    172.16.11.65

    Compute NSX Manager

    172.16.11.66

    The edge devices in the scope of the NSX Manager appear. 

  5. Configure the log forwarding on each edge service gateway of Management and Compute NSX Managers instances.
    1. Double-click the edge device to open its user interface.

      Traffic

      Management NSX Edge Service Gateway

      Compute NSX Edge Service Gateway

      North-South Routing

      SFOMGMT-ESG01

      SFOCOMP-ESG01

      North-South Routing

      SFOMGMT-ESG02

      SFOCOMP-ESG02

      East-West Routing

      UDLR01

      UDLR01

      Load Balancer

      SFOMGMT-LB01

      -

    2. On the NSX Edge device page, click the Manage tab, click Settings, and click Configuration.
    3. In the Details pane, click Change next to Syslog servers.
    4. In the Edit Syslog Servers Configuration dialog box, configure the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Syslog Server 1

      192.168.31.10

      Protocol

      udp

    5. Click OK.
    6. Repeat the steps for the remaining NSX Edge devices of Management and Compute NSX Manager instances.

Results

The vRealize Log Insight user interface starts showing log data in the NSX-vSphere-Overview dashboard available under the VMware - NSX-vSphere group of content pack dashboards.