As part of vRealize Log Insight configuration, you configure syslog and vRealize Log Insight agents.

Client applications can send logs to vRealize Log Insight in one of the following ways:

  • Directly to vRealize Log Insight over the syslog protocol

  • By using vRealize Log Insight to directly query the vSphere Web Server APIs

  • By using a vRealize Log Insight Agent

Table 1. Direct Log Communication to vRealize Log Insight Design Decisions

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication

ROBO-OPS-LOG-012

Configure syslog sources to send log data directly to vRealize Log Insight.

Simplifies the design implementation for log sources that are syslog capable.

You must configure syslog sources to forward logs to the vRealize Log Insight VIP.

ROBO-OPS-LOG-013

Configure the vRealize Log Insight agent for the vRealize Automation Proxy agents.

  • Windows does not natively support syslog.

  • vRealize Automation requires the use of agents to collect all vRealize Automation logs.

You must manually install and configure the agents on the vRealize Automation Proxy agent nodes to forward logs to the vRealize Log Insight VIP.

ROBO-OPS-LOG-014

Configure the vRealize Log Insight agent for the vRealize Operations Manager Remote Collectors

Simplifies the design implementation for log sources that are pre-installed with vRealize Log Insight agent.

You must manually configure the agents on the vRealize Operations Remote Collectors to forward logs to the vRealize Log Insight VIP.

ROBO-OPS-LOG-015

Configure the vCenter Server Appliance as syslog sources to send log data directly to vRealize Log Insight.

Simplifies the design implementation for log sources that are syslog capable.

  • You must manually configure syslog sources to forward logs to the vRealize Log Insight VIP.

  • Certain dashboards within vRealize Log Insight require the use of the vRealize Log Insight Agent for proper ingestion.

  • Not all Operating System-level events are forwarded to vRealize Log Insight.

ROBO-OPS-LOG-016

Configure vRealize Log Insight to ingest events, tasks, and alarms from the vCenter Server.

Ensures that all tasks, events and alarms generated from the vCenter Server instance are captured and analyzed for the administrator.

You must create a service account on vCenter Server to connect vRealize Log Insight for events, tasks, and alarms pulling.