Set log retention to one week and archive logs for 90 days according to the VMware Validated Design Architecture and Design documentation.


  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.



      User name




  2. In the vRealize Log Insight user interface, click the configuration drop-down menu icon  and select Administration.
  3. Configure retention threshold notification.

    Log Insight continually estimates how long data can be retained with the currently available pool of storage.

    If the estimation drops below the retention threshold of one week, Log Insight notifies the administrator that the amount of searchable log data is likely to drop.

    1. Under Configuration, click General.
    2. On the General Configuration page, in the Alerts pane, select the Send a notification when capacity drops below check box next to Retention Notification Threshold, and enter a 1-week period in the text box.
    3. Click Save.
  4. Configure data archiving.
    1. Under Configuration, click Archiving.
    2. Toggle Enable Data Archiving to on. 
    3. In the Archive Location text box, enter the path to an NFS partition where logs will be archived. 

      Use the form nfs://nfs-server-address/V2D_vRLI_MgmtA_400GB

    4. Click Test next to the Archive Location text box to verify that the share is accessible.
    5. Click Save.