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

About this task

Setting

Management Cluster

Shared Edge and Computer Cluster

vCenter Server URL

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

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

Host Profiles

sfo01-m01hp-mgmt01

sfo01-w01hp-comp01

First ESXi host

sfo01m01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

sfo01w01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

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 to the management cluster.
    1. From the vSphere Web Client Home menu, select Home.
    2. In the Navigator, click Policies and Profiles and click Host Profiles.
    3. Right-click sfo01-m01hp-mgmt01 and select Copy Settings from Host.
    4. Select sfo01m01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local and 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 in Syslog.global.logHost.
    4. Select Syslog.global.logHost from the list and verify that value of the option is udp://sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local:514
  4. Verify compliance for the hosts in the consolidated 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.