Create a configuration to connect vRealize Log Insight to an NSX Manager instance. Within the NSX Manager scope, you can use NSX Identity Firewall(IDFW) to create identity based firewall rules.


Verify that you are logged in to the vRealize Log Insight web user interface as an Enterprise Admin user. The URL format of the web user interface is https:// log-insight-host, where log-insight-host is the IP address or host name of the vRealize Log Insight virtual applianc


  1. Navigate to the Administration tab.
  2. Under Integration, click NSX Identity Firewall.
  3. Enter the IP address or host name and admin credentials for an NSX Manager instance, and click Test.
  4. If the NSX Manager instance provides an untrusted SSL certificate, a dialog box appears with the details of the certificate. Click Accept to add the certificate to the truststores of all the nodes in the vRealize Log Insight cluster.
    If you click Cancel, the certificate is not added to the truststores and the connection with the NSX Manager instance fails. You must accept the certificate for a successful connection.
  5. Click Save.
    If you did not test the connection and the NSX Manager instance provides an untrusted certificate, follow the instructions in step 4.

What to do next

After configuring the integration, add predefined or custom identity providers to the configuration. For more information, see Add an Identity Provider to an NSX Identity Firewall Integration.