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. In a Web browser, log in to vRealize Log Insight by using the user interface.
    Setting Value
    URL https://sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local
    User name admin
    Password vrli_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

      Username

      svc-vrli-vsphere@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 Compute vCenter Server for the additional workload domain, 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.