For troubleshooting in the product UI, you can send the logs to an external log server or a vRealize Log Insight server.

If you have configured log forwarding from Administration > Support > Logs in earlier versions of vRealize Operations Manager, VMware recommends that you reconfigure in this version of vRealize Operations Manager.

Where You Find the Log Forwarding Page

In the menu, select Administration and then from the left pane select Management > Log Forwarding.

Table 1. Log Forwarding Page Options

Options

Description

Output logs to the external log server

Forwards the logs to an external log server.

Forwarded Logs

You can select the set of logs you want to forward to the external log server or the vRealize Log Insight server.

Log Insight Servers

You can select an available vRealize Log Insight server IP.

If there is no available vRealize Log Insight server IP, select Other from the drop-down menu and manually enter the configuration details.

Host

IP address of the external log server where logs have to be forwarded.

Port

The default port value depends on whether or not SSL has been set up for each protocol. The following are the possible default port values:

Protocol

SSL

Default Port

cfapi

No

9000

cfapi

Yes

9543

syslog

No

514

syslog

Yes

6514

Use SSL

Allows the vRealize Log Insight agent to send data securely.

Certificate Path

You can enter the path to the trusted root certificates bundle file. If you do not enter a certificate path, the vRealize Log Insight Windows agent uses system root certificates and the vRealize Log Insight Linux agent attempts to load trusted certificates from /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt or /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt.

Protocol

You can select either cfapi or syslog from the drop-down menu to send event logging messages.

Cluster Name

Displays the name of the cluster. You can edit this field.