After a maintenance operation such as an update, upgrade, restore or recovery, validate the version, service status and configuration of each vRealize Log Insight appliance.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vRealize Log Insight.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to the following URLs.

      Region

      URL

      Region A

      https://vrli-cluster-01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Region B

      https://vrli-cluster-51.lax01.rainpole.local

    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      vrli_admin_password

  2. Click the configuration drop-down menu icon and select Administration.
  3. Verify the software version and the connectivity status of the cluster nodes and Integrated Load Balancer.
    1. Under Management, click Cluster.
    2. If you have performed a patch or upgrade, verify that the Version of the vRealize Log Insight nodes is as expected.
    3. Verify the Status of cluster nodes and Integrated Load Balancer.

      Region   

      Host Name or IP Address

      Role

      Expected Status

      Region A

      vrli-mstr-01.sfo01.rainpole.local (192.168.31.11)

      Master

      Connected

      vrli-wrkr-01.sfo01.rainpole.local (192.168.31.12)

      Worker

      vrli-wrkr-02.sfo01.rainpole.local (192.168.31.13)

      Worker

      vrli-cluster-01.sfo01.rainpole.local (192.168.31.10)

      Integrated Load Balancer

      Available

      Region B

      vrli-mstr-51.lax01.rainpole.local (192.168.32.11)

      Master

      Connected

      vrli-wrkr-51.lax01.rainpole.local (192.168.32.12)

      Worker

      vrli-wrkr-52.lax01.rainpole.local (192.168.32.13)

      Worker

      vrli-cluster-51.lax01.rainpole.local (192.168.32.10)

      Integrated Load Balancer

      Available

  4. Verify that the registered agents on the monitored management SDDC nodes are active.
    1. Under Management, click Agents.
    2. On the Agents page, from the Agents drop-down menu, select each of the following agent group and verify that all registered agents are visible and their Status is Active.

      Agent Group

      Agent Host Names from Region A

      Agent Host Names from Region B

      vSphere 6.x - vCenter (Linux) Complete

      mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      mgmt01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      comp01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

      comp01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

      mgmt01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local

      comp01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local

      vRA7 - Linux Agent Group

      vra01svr01a.rainpole.local

      vra01svr01b.rainpole.local

      vRA7 - Windows Agent Group

      vra01iws01a.rainpole.local

      vra01iws01b.rainpole.local

      vra01ims01a.rainpole.local

      vra01ims01b.rainpole.local

      vra01dem01.rainpole.local

      vra01dem02.rainpole.local

      vra01ias01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      vra01ias02.sfo01.rainpole.local

      vra01ias51.lax01.rainpole.local

      vra01ias52.lax01.rainpole.local

      vRA7 - Microsoft SQL Server Agent Group

      vra01mssql01.rainpole.local

  5. Verify that the license key is intact.
    1. Under Management, click License.
    2. Verify that the license Status in the table is Active.
  6. Verify that the vRealize Log Insight integration with Management vCenter Server and Compute vCenter Server is intact.
    1. Under Integration, click vSphere.
    2. Click Test Connection for the Management vCenter Server and Compute vCenter Server.
    3. Verify that the Test successful message appears.
  7. Verify that the vRealize Log Insight integration with vRealize Operations Manager is intact.
    1. Under Integration, click vRealize Operations.
    2. Click Test Connection.
    3. Verify that the Test successful message appears.




  8. Verify that the time configuration of vRealize Log Insight is intact.
    1. Under Configuration, click Time.
    2. Verify that the NTP Servers page contains the ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local and ntp.lax01.rainpole.local time servers.
    3. Click Test to verify that the connection is successful.
  9. Verify that the vRealize Log Insight integration with Active Directory is intact.
    1. Under Configuration, click Authentication.
    2. Verify that the Authentication Configuration is intact.

      Setting

      Expected Value

      Enable Active Directory support

      Selected

      Default Domain

      rainpole.local

      User Name

      svc-loginsight

      Password

      svc-loginsight_password

      Connection Type

      Standard

      Require SSL

      As required from the IT administrator

    3. Click Test connection to verify that the connection is successful.




  10. Verify that the configuration for the SMTP email server is intact.
    1. Under Configuration, click SMTP.
    2. Verify that the SMTP Configuration is intact.
    3. Type a valid email address and click Send Test Email.
    4. Verify that vRealize Log Insight sends a test email to the address that you provided.
  11. Verify that the configuration of log archiving is intact.
    1. Under Configuration, click Archiving.
    2. Verify that the Archiving Configuration is intact.

      Setting

      Expected Value

      Enable Data Archiving

      Selected

      Archive Location

      nfs://nfs-server-address/nfs-datastore-name

      For example, you can set location nfs://192.168.104.251/VVD_Demand_MgmtA_1TB for Region A

    3. Click Test next to the Archive Location text box to verify that the NFS share is accessible.
  12. Verify that the configuration of the CA-signed certificate is intact.
    1. Under Configuration, click SSL.
    2. Verify that the SSL Configuration contains the certificate signed by the Microsoft CA on the domain controller in the Custom SSL Certificate section.
  13. Verify that the installed content packs are intact.
    1. Click the configuration drop-down menu icon  and select Content Packs.
    2. Verify that the following Content Packs are listed under Installed Content Packs.
      • Microsoft - SQL Server

      • VMware - NSX-vSphere

      • VMware - Orchestrator - 7.0.1+

      • VMware - VSAN

      • VMware - vRA 7

      • VMware - vRops 6.x

      • VMware - vSphere

  14. Verify that the Content Pack Dashboards are receiving log information.
    1. In the vRealize Log Insight user interface, click Dashboards.
    2. From the Content Pack Dashboards drop-down menu, select VMware - vRops 6.x.
    3. Verify that the dashboard shows log information about the operation of vRealize Operations Manager.

    4. Repeat the step for each of the remaining content packs in the drop-down menu.
  15. (Optional) Verify the service status and cluster status of vRealize Log Insight from the command line.
    1. Open a Secure Shell (SSH) connection to vrli-mstr-01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      vrli_master_root_password

    3. Run the following command to validate that the Log Insight service is running.
      /etc/init.d/loginsight status




    4. Change the working directory by running the following command.
      cd /usr/lib/loginsight/application/lib/apache-cassandra-*/bin
    5. Verify that the cluster status is up by running this command.
      ./nodetool status




      The output shows a row for each cluster node. The U letter indicates the node is Up. The N letter indicates the node is in Normal state. 

    6. Repeat the step for each of the remaining vRealize Log Insight nodes.

      Region

      URL

      Region A

      • vrli-wrkr-01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      • vrli-wrkr-02.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Region B

      • vrli-mstr-51.lax01.rainpole.local

      • vrli-wrkr-51.lax01.rainpole.local

      • vrli-wrkr-52.lax01.rainpole.local

  16. (Optional) Verify that you can open vRealize Log Insight from vRealize Operations Manager and you can query for selected objects.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vrops-cluster-01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      vrops_admin_password

    3. In the left pane of vRealize Operations Manager, click Environment > vSphere Hosts and Clusters.
    4. Expand the vSphere World tree and select mgmt01vc01-sfo01.
    5. Click Actions and verify that the user interface shows the Open vRealize Log Insight option.




    6. On the left, select mgmt01vc51-lax01.
    7. Click Actions and verify that the user interface shows the Open vRealize Log Insight option.