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.

Setting

Value for the Management Cluster

Value for the 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 for the management cluster.
    1. From the Home menu, select Policies and Profiles.
    2. In the Navigator pane, clickHost 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 pane, click sfo01-m01hp-mgmt01.
    2. On the Configure tab, click Settings.
    3. In the Filter search box, enter Syslog.global.logHost.
    4. Select the Syslog.global.logHost 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 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 that all hosts are compliant with the attached profile.
  5. Repeat the procedure with a host in the shared edge and compute cluster.