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.

Integration with vRealize Operations Manager

vRealize Log Insight provide integra with vRealize Operations Manager to provide a central location for monitoring and diagnostics. You can use the following integration points that you can enable separately:

Notification Events

Forward notification events from vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Operations Manager.

Launch in Context

Launch vRealize Log Insight from the vRealize Operation Manager user interface.

Table 2. Integration with vRealize Operations Manager Design Decision

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication

SDDC-OPS-LOG-010

Forward alerts to vRealize Operations Manager.

Provides monitoring and alerting information that is pushed from vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Operations Manager for centralized administration.

You must install the vRealize Log Insight management pack into vRealize Operation Manager. This management pack is packaged with vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 and later.

SDDC-OPS-LOG-011

Allow for Launch In Context with vRealize Operation Manager

Provides the ability to access vRealize Log Insight for context-based monitoring of an object in vRealize Operations Manager.

You can register only one vRealize Log Insight cluster with vRealize Operations Manager at a time.