When you create and want to publish a content pack, make sure the content packs meet the basic publishing requirements.

You must check both the content pack requirements and the publishing requirements.

Content Pack Requirements

Content packs must meet some requirements for the content, quality and standards.

The content requirements include

  • Minimum of three dashboards

  • Minimum of one, ideally three, and up to five dashboard filters per dashboard

  • Minimum of three dashboard widgets per dashboards

  • Maximum of six dashboard widgets per dashboards

  • Maximum of three dashboard widgets per row

  • Minimum of five alerts

  • Minimum of twenty extracted fields

The quality requirements for a content pack are the following

  • Every query has at least one full-text keyword and ideally three or more keywords

  • Queries are not based on environment specific attributes like source, hostname, or facility*

  • Every field has at least one full-text keyword and ideally three or more keywords

  • Fields are specific to product/application and will not return results for other product/application logs

  • Every dashboard widget must contain information/links on what the chart shows and why it is important

The standards for creating content packs follow these rules

Content pack part

Format

Content pack name format

Company - Product

Content pack namespace format (content pack must be exported with namespace)

Ext.Domain.Product

Extracted field format

Prefix_Field_Name Where Prefix is the company name or company abbreviation.

Publishing Requirements

Before you publish a content pack, check if it meets the publishing requirements. Use the content pack publisher on the Developer Center for content pack recommendations and to upload a version for review to VMware. https://developercenter.vmware.com/web/loginsight

Publishing Requirement

Description

Content Pack file format

A VLCP file.

Events

The appropriate events necessary to validate content pack.

Overview

A one to two paragraph overview of the content pack.

Highlights

Three highlights, demonstrating the value of the content pack.

Description

A two to three paragraph description of the content pack and its value.

Tech Specs

Describe the minimum system requirements including Product versions and configuration and Log Insight version and configuration. In addition, provide all directions require to configure the product to log to Log Insight and populate the content pack.

Screenshots

Three or more screenshots showing the content pack with real data.

Video (Optional)

Example of how the content pack brings value.

White Paper (Optional)

How to configure the product or application to forwards logs to vRealize Log Insight.