Update the log forwarding protocol on the edge services gateways, universal distributed logical router, and load balancer.

Table 1. Management Domain NSX Edges

Traffic Type

NSX Edge Name NSX Edge Type

North-South Routing


Edge Services Gateway

North-South Routing


Edge Services Gateway

East-West Routing


Universal Distributed Logical Router

Load Balancer


Edge Services Gateway


  1. In a Web browser, log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    Setting Value
    URL https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. In the Networking and security inventory, click NSX Edges.
  3. From the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select

    The NSX Edge devices associated with the Management domain NSX Manager appear. 

  4. Update the log forwarding protocol on each NSX Edge device.
    1. Click the ID of the NSX Edge device to open its network settings.
    2. Click the Configure tab and click Appliance Settings.
    3. Next to Configuration, click the cog icon and select Change syslog configuration.
    4. In the Change syslog servers dialog box, update the protocol and click OK.
      Setting Value
      Syslog server 1
      Protocol TCP
    5. Repeat these steps for the remaining NSX Edge devices for the management domain.
  5. If there are workload domains with NSX Data Center for vSphere that are added to the SDDC, repeat the procedure for each Workload domain NSX Manager.


The vRealize Log Insight user interface starts showing log data under the VMware - NSX-vSphere group of content pack dashboards, in the NSX-vSphere - Overview dashboard.