Redirect log information from the edge services gateways, universal distributed logical router, and load balancer to vRealize Log Insight.

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. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select Networking & Security.
  3. In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.
  4. On the NSX Edges page, select the NSX Manager instance from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.

    NSX Manager Instance

    IP Address

    NSX Manager for the management cluster

    172.16.11.65

    NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster

    172.16.11.66

    The edge devices in the scope of the NSX Manager appear. 

  5. Configure the log forwarding on each edge service gateway instance.
    1. Double-click the edge device to open its user interface.

      Traffic

      Management NSX Edge Services Gateway

      Compute NSX Edge Services Gateway

      North-South Routing

      sfo01m01esg01

      sfo01w01esg01

      North-South Routing

      sfo01m01esg02

      sfo01w01esg02

      East-West Routing

      sfo01m01udlr01

      sfo01w01udlr01

      East-West Routing

      -

      sfo01w01dlr01

      Load Balancer

      sfo01m01lb01

      -

      PSC Load Balancer

      sfo01psc01

      -

    2. On the NSX Edge device page, click the Manage tab, click Settings, and click Configuration.
    3. In the Details pane, click Change next to Syslog servers.
    4. In the Edit Syslog Servers Configuration dialog box, configure the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Syslog Server 1

      192.168.31.10

      Protocol

      udp

    5. Click OK.
    6. Repeat the steps for the remaining NSX Edge devices for management and shared edge and compute clusters.

Results

The vRealize Log Insight user interface starts showing log data in the NSX-vSphere-Overview dashboard available under the VMware - NSX-vSphere group of content pack dashboards.