To maintain centralized logging, enable the syslog service on the ESXi hosts in the shared edge and compute cluster . The syslog service provides a standard mechanism for logging messages from the VMkernel and other system components.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vRealize Log Insight user interface.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name admin
      Password deployment_admin_password
  2. Click the configuration drop-down menu icon  and select Administration.
  3. Under Integration, click vSphere.
  4. In the vCenter Servers pane, enter the connection settings for the vCenter Server instance.
    1. Enter the host name, user credentials, and collection options for the vCenter Server instance, and click Test Connection.

      vCenter Server Option

      Value

      Hostname

      sfo01w02vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Password

      svc-vrli-vsphere_user_password

      Collect vCenter Server events, tasks and alarms

      Selected

      Configure ESXi hosts to send logs to Log Insight

      Selected

      Target

      sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    2. To verify that you connect to the correct vCenter Server, click Advanced Options and examine the list of ESXi hosts that are connected to the vCenter Server instance.  
    3. In the Advanced Options configuration window, select Configure all ESXi hosts, select UDP under Syslog protocol, and click OK.