Events, tasks, and alerts are structured data with specific meaning. You can configure Log Insight to collect alarms, events, and tasks data from one or more vCenter Server systems.

You use the Administration UI to configure Log Insight to connect to vCenter Server systems. The information is pulled from the vCenter Server systems by using the vSphere Web Services API and appears as a vSphere content pack in the Log Insight Web user interface

Note

Log Insight can pull alarms, events, and tasks data only from vCenter Server 5.1 and later.

Verify that you have user credentials with System.View privileges.

Note

You must configure the permission on the top-level folder within the vCenter Server inventory, and verify that the Propagate to children check box is selected.

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Click the configuration drop-down menu icon and select Administration.

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Under Integration, click vSphere.

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Locate the vCenter Server instance from which you want to collect data, and select the Collect vCenter Server events, tasks, and alarms check box.

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Click Save.

Log Insight connects to the vCenter Server every two minutes and ingests all new information since the last successful poll.

Analyze vSphere events using the vSphere content pack or custom queries.

Enable vSphere content pack alerts or custom alerts.