To have a consistent logging configuration across all ESXi hosts in the clusters in Region A, update the host profile in each cluster to accommodate the syslog settings for connection to vRealize Log Insight.

About this task

Setting

Value for the Management Cluster

Value for the Shared Edge and Computer Cluster in Region A

Value for the Management Cluster in Region B

Value for the Shared Edge and Computer Cluster in Region B

vCenter Server URL

https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client/

https://sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client/

https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client/

https://lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client/

Host Profiles

sfo01-m01hp-mgmt01

sfo01-w01hp-comp01

lax01-m01hp-mgmt01

lax01-w01hp-comp01

First ESXi host

sfo01m01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

sfo01w01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

lax01m01esx01.lax01.rainpole.local

lax01w01esx01.lax01.rainpole.local

Syslog.global.logHost

udp://sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local:514

udp://sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local:514

udp://lax01vrli01.lax01.rainpole.local:514

udp://lax01vrli01.lax01.rainpole.local:514

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Update the host profile for the management cluster.
    1. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select Policies and Profiles.
    2. In the Navigator, click Host Profiles, right-click the sfo01-m01hp-mgmt01 host profile, and select Copy Settings from Host.
    3. Select sfo01m01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local, click OK.
  3. Verify that the syslog host settings have been updated.
    1. On the Host Profiles page in the Navigator, click sfo01-m01hp-mgmt01 .
    2. On the Configure tab, click Settings.
    3. In Filter search box, type Syslog.global.logHost.
    4. Select the Syslog.global.logHost entry from the list and verify that the value of the property.

      Setting

      Region A

      Region B

      Syslog.global.logHost

      udp://sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local:514

      udp://lax01vrli01.lax01.rainpole.local:514

  4. Verify compliance for the hosts in the management cluster.
    1. From the vSphere Web Client Home menu, select Hosts and Clusters.
    2. Click the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster, click the Monitor tab, and click Profile Compliance.
    3. Click the Check Compliance Now button.
    4. Verify all hosts are compliant with the attached profile.
  5. Repeat the procedure with a host in the shared edge and compute cluster in Region A.
  6. Repeat the procedure with a host for the clusters in Region B.