After you configure the svc-vrli Active Directory user with the vSphere privileges that are required for retrieving log information, connect vRealize Log Insight to vSphere. You perform the task from the vRealize Log Insight user interface.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vRealize Log Insight user interface.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      vrli_admin_password

  2. Click the configuration icon  and select Administration.
  3. Under Integration, click vSphere.
  4. In the vCenter Servers pane, enter the connection settings for the Management vCenter Server and for the Compute vCenter Server.
    1. Enter the host name, user credentials, and collection options for the vCenter Server instances, and click Test Connection.

      vCenter Server Option

      Value

      Hostname

      • sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local for Management vCenter Server

      • sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local for Compute vCenter Server

      Username

      svc-vrli@rainpole.local

      Password

      svc-vrli_user_password

      Collect vCenter Server events, tasks and alarms

      Selected

      Configure ESXi hosts to send logs to Log Insight

      Selected

    2. Click Advanced Options and examine the list of ESXi hosts that are connected to the vCenter Server instance to verify that you connect to the correct vCenter Server.  
    3. In the Advanced Options configuration window, select Configure all ESXi hosts, select UDP under Syslog protocol, and click OK.
  5. Click Add vCenter Server and repeat the steps to add the settings for the second vCenter Server instance.
  6. Click Save
  7. Click OK in the confirmation dialog box that appears after vRealize Log Insight contacts the vCenter Server instances.

Results

You see the vSphere dashboards under the VMware - vSphere content pack dashboard category.