Redirect log information from the edge services gateways, universal distributed logical router and load balancer in to the vRealize Log Insight cluster in the region. Extend the set of monitored NSX devices from the earlier version of this validated design to the full set of the NSX devices in the environment.

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. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select Networking & Security.
  3. In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.
  4. On the NSX Edges page, from the NSX Manager drop-down menu select the IP address of the NSX Manager instance that handles the network device.

    Region

    NSX Manager Instance

    IP Address

    Region A

    NSX Manager for the management cluster

    172.16.11.65

    NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster

    172.16.11.66

    Region B

    NSX Manager for the management cluster

    172.17.11.65

    NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster

    172.16.11.66

    The edge devices in the scope of the NSX Manager appear. 

  5. Double-click the edge device to open its user interface.

    Traffic

    Management NSX Edge Services Gateway

    Compute NSX Edge Services Gateway

    Region

    Region A

    Region B

    Region A

    Region B

    East-West Routing

    sfo01m01udlr01

    -

    sfo01w01udlr01

    -

    East-West Routing

    -

    -

    sfo01w01dlr01

    lax01w01dlr01

    Load Balancer for the Platform Services Controller pair

    sfo01psc01

    lax01psc01

    -

    -

  6. On the NSX Edge device page, click the Manage tab, click Settings, and click Configuration.
  7. In the Details pane, click Change next to Syslog servers.
  8. In the Edit Syslog Servers Configuration dialog box, configure the following settings and click OK.

    Setting

    Region A

    Region B

    Syslog Server 1

    192.168.31.10

    192.168.32.10

    Protocol

    udp

    udp

  9. Repeat the steps for the remaining NSX Edge devices connected to the NSX Manager instances.
  10. Verify that all Edge Services Gateways in both Region A and Region B are forwarding logs to the vRealize Log Insight clusters in the regions.
    1. Open a Web browser and go the master node for the cluster that you are updating.

      Region

      URL

      Region A

      https://sfo01vrli01a.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Region B

      https://lax01vrli01a.lax01.rainpole.local

    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      vrli_admin_password

    3. On the main navigation bar, click Dashboards and in the VMware - NSX-vSphere dashboards verify that all NSX Edge devices in both Region A and Region B are forwarding logs to the respective vRealize Log Insight clusters.

      Traffic

      Management NSX Edge Services Gateway

      Compute NSX Edge Services Gateway

      Region

      Region A

      Region B

      Region A

      Region B

      North-South Routing

      sfo01m01esg01

      lax01m01esg01

      sfo01w01esg01

      lax01m01esg01

      North-South Routing

      sfo01m01esg02

      lax01m01esg01

      sfo01w01esg01

      lax01m01esg01

      East-West Routing

      sfo01m01udlr01

      -

      sfo01w01udlr01

      -

      East-West Routing

      -

      -

      sfo01w01dlr01

      lax01w01dlr01

      Load Balancer

      sfo01m01lb01

      lax01m01lb01

      -

      -

      PSC Load Balancer

      sfo01psc01

      lax01psc01

      -

      -