vRealize Log Insight can integrate with other VMware products to use events and log data, and to provide better visibility into events that occur in a virtual environment.

Integration with VMware vSphere

vRealize Log Insight Administrator users can set up vRealize Log Insight to connect to vCenter Server systems at two-minute intervals, and collect events, alarms, and tasks data from these vCenter Server systems. In addition, vRealize Log Insight can configure ESXi hosts via vCenter Server. See Connect vRealize Log Insight to a vSphere Environment.

Integration with VMware vRealize Operations Manager

You can integrate vRealize Log Insight with vRealize Operations Manager vApp and vRealize Operations Manager Installable. Integrating with the Installable version requires additional changes to the vRealize Operations Manager configuration. For information about configuring vRealize Operations Manager Installable to integrate with vRealize Log Insight, see the Log Insight Getting Started Guide.

vRealize Log Insight and vRealize Operations Manager can be integrated in two independent ways.

Notification Events

vRealize Log Insight Administrator users can set up vRealize Log Insight to send notification events to vRealize Operations Manager based on queries that you create. See Configure vRealize Log Insight to Send Notification Events to vRealize Operations Manager.

Launch in Context

Launch in context is a feature in vRealize Operations Manager that lets you launch an external application via URL in a specific context. The context is defined by the active UI element and object selection. Launch in context lets the vRealize Log Insight adapter add menu items to a number of different views within the Custom user interface and the vSphere user interface of vRealize Operations Manager. See Enable Launch in Context for vRealize Log Insight in vRealize Operations Manager.

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Notification events do not depend on the launch in context configuration. You can send notification events from vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Operations Manager even if you do not enable the launch in context feature.

If the environment changes, vRealize Log Insight administrator users can change, add, or remove vSphere systems from vRealize Log Insight, change or remove the instance of vRealize Operations Manager to which alert notifications are sent, and change the passwords that are used to connect to vSphere systems and vRealize Operations Manager.