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

About this task


  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.



      User name




  2. Update the host profile for 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, enter
    4. Select the entry from the results list and verify that value of the option is udp://sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local:514
  4. Verify the compliance of the hosts in the management cluster.
    1. From the vSphere Web Client Home menu, select Hosts and Clusters.
    2. Click the sfo01-m01hp-mgmt01 cluster, click the Monitor tab, and click Profile Compliance.
    3. Click the Check Compliance Now button.
    4. Verify that all hosts are compliant with the attached profile.
  5. Repeat the procedure with a host in the shared edge and compute cluster.