You can configure the ROBO vCenter Server appliance to forward system logs and events to the vRealize Log Insight cluster. You can then view and analyze all syslog information in the vRealize Log Insight Web interface.

About this task

Procedure

  1. Redirect the log events from the ROBO vCenter Server appliance to vRealize Log Insight.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://nyc01vc01.rainpole.local:5480.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      mgmtvc_root_password

    3. In the Navigator, click Syslog Configuration.
    4. On the Syslog Configuration page, click Edit, configure the following settings, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Common Log Level

      *

      Remote Syslog Host

      nyc01vrli01-cluster01.rainpole.local

      Remote Syslog Port

      514

      Remote Syslog Protocol

      UDP

  2. Verify that the appliances are forwarding their syslog traffic to vRealize Log Insight.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://nyc01vrli01-cluster01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      vrli_admin_password

    3. In the vRealize Log Insight user interface, click Dashboards and select VMware - vSphere from the content pack dashboard drop-down menu.
    4. Verify that the vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller nodes are present on the All vSphere events by hostname widget of the General Overview dashboard.