vRealize Log Insight Agent comes pre-installed on the vRealize Automation Appliance. On each virtual appliance in the region, by updating the liagent.ini configuration file, configure the agent with the location of the vRealize Log Insight deployment.

About this task

Agent configuration for the vRealize Automation Appliances includes the following tasks:

  • In the management interface of the vRealize Automation Appliances, enable log forwarding to vRealize Log Insight.

  • Create an agent group for configuring log forwarding from the vRealize Automation modules on the appliances.

  • Create an agent group for configuring log forwarding from the operating system of the appliances.

Procedure

  1. Open a Web browser and log in to the management interface of the vRealize Automation Appliance.

    Setting

    Value for vRealize Appliance A

    Value for vRealize Appliance B

    URL

    https://vra01svr01a.rainpole.local:5480

    https://vra01svr01b.rainpole.local

    User name

    root

    root

    Password

    vra_applianceA_root_password

    vra_applianceB_root_password

    Setting

    Value

    URL

    https://vra01svr01a.rainpole.local:5480

    Username

    root

    Password

    vra_applianceA_root_password

  2. Configure log forwarding to vReliaze Log Insight.
    1. On the VRA Settings tab, click the Logs tab.
    2. Scroll down to the Log Insight Agent Configuration section.
    3. Enter the following values and click Save Settings

      Setting

      Value

      Host

      sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Port

      9000

      Protocol

      CFAPI

      SSL Enabled

      Unchecked

      Reconnect

      30

      Max Buffer Size

      2000

    4. Log in to the other appliance and verify that these settings have been replicated to vRealize Automation appliance vra01svr01b.rainpole.local.
  3. 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

  4. Click the configuration drop-down menu icon  and select Administration.
  5. Under Management, click Agents.
  6. Create the agent group for vRealize Automation appliances on vRealize Log Insight.
    1. From the drop-down menu on the top, select vRealize Automation 7 - Linux from the Available Templates section.
    2. Click Copy Template at the bottom of the page.
    3. In the Copy Agent Group dialog box, enter vRA7 - Appliance Agent Group in the name field and click Copy.
    4. In the agent filter fields, enter the following values pressing Enter after each host name.

      Filter

      Operator

      Values

      Hostname

      Matches

      • vra01svr01a.rainpole.local

      • vra01svr01b.rainpole.local

    5. Click Refresh and verify that all the agents in the filter appear in the Agents list.
    6. Click Save New Group at the bottom of the page.
  7. To verify the configuration, click the Dashboards tab, under the VMware - vRA 7 category click General - Overview.

    The dashboard shows log data from the components of the vRealize Automation Appliances.