You can configure each vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller appliance to forward system logs and events to the vRealize Log Insight cluster. You can then view and analyze all syslog information in the vRealize Log Insight web interface.

In Region B, configure the following vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller instances.
Appliance Type Appliance Management Interface URL
vCenter Server instances
  • https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local:5480
  • https://lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local:5480
Platform Services Controller instances
  • https://lax01m01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local:5480
  • https://lax01w01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local:5480

Procedure

  1. Redirect the log events from the appliance to vRealize Log Insight.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local:5480.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name root
      Password vc_root_password
    3. In the Navigator, click Syslog Configuration.
    4. On the Syslog Configuration page, click Edit, configure the following settings, and click OK.
      Setting Value
      Common Log Level *
      Remote Syslog Host lax01vrli01.lax01.rainpole.local
      Remote Syslog Port 514
      Remote Syslog Protocol UDP
    5. Repeat the steps for the other appliances.
  2. Verify that the appliances are forwarding their syslog traffic to vRealize Log Insight.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01vrli01.lax01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name admin
      Password vrli_admin_password
    3. In the vRealize Log Insight user interface, click Dashboards and select VMware - vSphere under Content Pack Dashboards.
    4. Verify that the vCenter Server nodes are presented on the All vSphere events by hostname widget of the General Overview dashboard.