After you configure the svc-vrli-vsphere user with the vSphere privileges that are necessary for retrieving log information from the vCenter Server instances and ESXi hosts, connect vRealize Log Insight to vSphere by using the vRealize Log Insight user interface.

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. In the vRealize Log Insight user interface, click Administration.
  3. In the left navigation pane, under Integration, click vSphere.
  4. In the vCenter pane, enter the connection settings for the Management domain vCenter Server in the region.

    Setting

    Value

    Hostname

    sfo01m01vc01.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

  5. Click Test connection.

    The vCenter Server certificate appears.

  6. In the Untrusted SSL certificate dialog box, verify the vCenter Server certificate information, and click Accept.
  7. To verify that you connected to the correct vCenter Server instance, click Advanced options.
  8. In the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local configuration window, select Configure all ESXi hosts.
  9. Under Syslog protocol, select TCP and click OK.
  10. Click Save.

    A progress dialog box appears.

  11. When vRealize Log Insight contacts the vCenter Server instance, in the confirmation dialog box, click OK.
  12. Repeat these steps to add the Workload domain vCenter Server, sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local.

Results

The vSphere dashboards appear on the vRealize Log Insight Dashboards page, under the VMware - vSphere content pack dashboard category.