You can configure each vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller 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

In Region B, you configure the following vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller instances:

Appliance Type

Appliance Management Interface URL

vCenter Server instances

  • https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local:5480

  • https://lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local:5480

Platform Services Controller instances

  • https://lax01m01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local:5480

  • https://lax01w01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local:5480

Procedure

  1. Redirect the log events from the appliance to vRealize Log Insight.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.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

      lax01vrli01.lax01.rainpole.local

      Remote Syslog Port

      514

      Remote Syslog Protocol

      UDP

    5. Repeat the steps for the other vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliances.
  2. Verify that the appliances are forwarding their syslog traffic to vRealize Log Insight.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01vrli01.lax01.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 under Content Pack Dashboards.
    4. Verify that the vCenter Server nodes are presented on the All vSphere events by hostname widget of the General Overview dashboard.