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

Logical Design

In a multi-region Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) deploy a vRealize Log Insight cluster in each region and in each ROBO consisting of a minimum of three nodes. This configuration allows for continued availability and increased log ingestion rates. The ROBO forwards log data to each Region, this allows a single pane of glass view of all logging data when viewed from either region.

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 in the ROBO.

  • Consolidated Pod

    • vCenter Server

    • ESXi Hosts

  • NSX for vSphere

    • NSX Manager

    • NSX Controller instances

    • NSX Edge instances

  • vRealize Automation‚Ä®

    • vRealize Proxy Agent Servers

  • vRealize Operations Manager

    • vRealize Operations Manager Remote Collectors