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 > Log Forwarding in earlier versions of vRealize Operations, VMware recommends that you reconfigure in this version of vRealize Operations.

Where You Find the Log Forwarding Page

In the left menu, select Administration > Log Forwarding.

Table 1. Log Forwarding Page Options
Options Description
Self-monitoring logging configuration 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.
Protocol You can select either cfapi or syslog from the drop-down menu to send event logging messages.
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.
Path to Certificate Authority File 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.
Cluster Name Displays the name of the cluster. You can edit this field.