Install the vRealize Log Insight agent on the Windows virtual machines for the Distributed Execution Manager, IaaS Manager Service, IaaS Web Server, IaaS SQL Server and the vSphere proxy agents. Configure Log Insight Windows Agents centrally from the vRealize Log Insight Web interface.

Procedure

  1. Install the Log Insight Windows Agents on all the vRealize Automation Windows VMs.
    1. Open a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection to each of the following vRealize Automation virtual machines.

      vRealize Automation Component

      Host Name or VM Name

      IaaS Web Server

      vra01iws01a.rainpole.local

      IaaS Web Server

      vra01iws01b.rainpole.local

      IaaS Manager Service and DEM Orchestrator

      vra01ims01a.rainpole.local

      IaaS Manager Service and DEM Orchestrator

      vra01ims01b.rainpole.local

      IaaS DEM Worker

      vra01dem01a.rainpole.local

      IaaS DEM Worker

      vra01dem01b.rainpole.local

      vSphere Proxy Agent

      sfo01ias01a.sfo01.rainpole.local

      vSphere Proxy Agent

      sfo01ias01b.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Microsoft SQL Server

      vra01mssql01.rainpole.local

    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      Rainpole\svc-vra

      Password

      svc-vra-user-password

    3. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local .
    4. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      vrli_admin_password

    5. Click the configuration drop-down menu icon  and select Administration.
    6. Under Management, click Agents.
    7. On the Agents page, click the Download Log Insight Agent Version link.
    8. In the Download Log Insight Agent Version dialog box, click Windows MSI (32-bit/64-bit) and save the .msi file on your computer.
    9. Double-click the .msi file to run the installer.
    10. In the VMware vRealize Log Insight Agent Setup wizard, accept the license agreement and click Next.
    11. With the Log Insight host name sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local shown in the Host text box, click Install.
    12. When the installation is complete, click Finish.
  2. Configure the Log Insight Windows Agent Group for the vRealize Automation IaaS components from the vRealize Log Insight Web 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

    3. Click the configuration drop-down menu icon  and select Administration.
    4. Under Management, click Agents.
    5. From the drop-down at the top, select vRealize Automation 7 - Windows from the Available Templates section.
    6. Click Copy Template.
    7. In the Copy Agent Group dialog box, enter vRA7 - Windows Agent Group in the name text box and click Copy.
    8. In the agent filter fields, use the following selections.

      Use ENTER to separate the host name values.

      Filter

      Operator

      Values

      Hostname

      matches

      vra01iws01a.rainpole.local

      vra01iws01b.rainpole.local

      vra01ims01a.rainpole.local

      vra01ims01b.rainpole.local

      vra01dem01a.rainpole.local

      vra01dem01b.rainpole.local

      sfo01ias01a.sfo01.rainpole.local

      sfo01ias01b.sfo01.rainpole.local

    9. Click Refresh and verify that all the agents that are listed in the filter appear in the Agents list.
    10. Click Save New Group at the bottom of the page.
  3. In the vRealize Log Insight Web user interface, configure the Log Insight Windows Agent Group for the Microsoft SQL Server component that is used by vRealize Automation.
    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

    3. Click the configuration drop-down menu icon  and select Administration.
    4. Under Management, click Agents.
    5. From the drop-down at the top, select Microsoft - SQL Server from the Available Templates section.
    6. Click Copy Template.
    7. In the Copy Agent Group dialog box, enter vRA7 - Microsoft SQL Server Agent Group in the name text box and click Copy.
    8. In the agent filter fields, use the following selections.

      Use ENTER to separate the host name values.

      Filter

      Operator

      Values

      Hostname

      matches

      vra01mssql01.rainpole.local

    9. Under Agent Configuration, click Edit
    10. Locate directory=C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Log and change it to directory=C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Log
      Note:

      In this VMware Validated Design, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 R2 has been installed in the default location on the Windows Server virtual machine.

    11. Click Refresh and verify that all the agents listed in the filter appear in the Agents list.
    12. Click Save New Group at the bottom of the page.

Results

All VMware vRA 7 dashboards become available on the vRealize Log Insight Home page.