Configure vCenter Server appliances to forward system logs and events to the vRealize Log Insight. You can then view and analyze all syslog information in the vRealize Log Insight Web interface.

You configure the following instances:

Appliance Type

Appliance Management Interface URL

vCenter Server instances

https://nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local:5480

Procedure

  1. Redirect the log events from the vCenter Server Appliance to vRealize Log Insight.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://nyc01r01vc01.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

      nyc01vrli01.rainpole.local

      Remote Syslog Port

      514

      Remote Syslog Protocol

      UDP

  2. Verify that the appliances are forwarding their syslog traffic to vRealize Log Insight.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://nyc01vrli01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      deployment_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.