vRealize Log Insight collects log events from all management components in each region of the SDDC.

Logical Design

In a ROBO SDDC, deploy a vRealize Log Insight configuration that consists of the following entities.

  • 3-node (medium-size) vRealize Log Insight cluster per region in the hub with log forwarding configured between the regions. This topology provides high availability, scale-out capacity up to sixteen nodes, and mirrored data sets per region.

  • 3-node (small-size) vRealize Log Insight cluster in each ROBO site. This configuration supports localized high availability and increased log ingestion rates in each ROBO site. The ROBO site forwards log data to each region. In this way, you implement a single pane of glass to all logging data from the ROBO site in each region of the hub.

Figure 1. Logical Design of vRealize Log Insight in the Hub


In this validated design, vRealize Log Insight retrieves log information from all management components in the dual-region SDDC. The Log Insight deployment consists of three nodes to accommodate the scale of the deployment.

Figure 2. Logical Design of vRealize Log Insight in ROBO


In this validated design, vRealize Log Insight retrieves log information from all management components in the SDDC hub and the connected ROBO sites. In each ROBO site, the Log Insight deployment consists of three nodes to accommodate the scale of the deployment.

Sources of Log Data

vRealize Log Insight collects logs as to provide monitoring information about the SDDC from a central location.

vRealize Log Insight collects log events from the following virtual infrastructure and cloud management components.

  • Consolidated cluster

    • vCenter Server with an embedded Platform Services Controller

    • ESXi hosts

  • NSX for vSphere for the consolidated cluster

    • NSX Manager

    • NSX Controller instances

    • NSX Edge services gateway instances

    • NSX distributed logical router

    • NSX distributed firewall ESXi kernel module

  • vRealize Automation

    • vRealize IaaS Proxy Agents

  • vRealize Business

    • vRealize Business data collector

  • vRealize Operations Manager

    • Remote collectors