You can configure vCenter Operations Manager to display menu items related to Log Insight and launch Log Insight with an object-specific query.

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

Important

One instance of vCenter Operations Manager supports launch in context for only one instance of Log Insight. Because Log Insight does not check whether other instances are already registered with vCenter Operations Manager, you might override the settings of another user.

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

Verify that you know the IP address or host name of the target vCenter Operations Manager instance.

Depending on the vCenter Operations Manager license that you own, verify that you have minimum user credentials.

vCenter Operations Manager License

Minimum Required Credentials

Standard

Default Admin user credentials

Advanced or Enterprise

Read Only user credentials

Note

If you want to use Active Directory or vCenter Server accounts, verify that these accounts are added in vCenter Operations Manager Custom user interface. For information about adding active directory users in vCenter Operations Manager, see the VMware vCenter Operations Manager Administration Guide.

Verify that the version of vCenter Operations Manager is 5.7.1 or later.

Note

Log Insight does not check the version of the target vCenter Operations Manager and allows you to proceed. However, vCenter Operations Manager 5.7.1 or later is required for the link back to Log Insight to work and open the alert that generated the notification event.

For more information about supported product versions, see Product Compatibility.

1

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

2

Under Integration, select vCenter Operations Manager.

3

Type the IP address or host name, and user credentials for the UI VM of the vCenter Operations Manager vApp, and click Test Connection.

Note

You must provide the user credentials of a vCenter Operations Manager administrator user.

4

Click Save.

Log Insight configures the vCenter Operations Manager instance. This operation might take a few minutes.

Items related to Log Insight appear in the menus of vCenter Operations Manager.

Launch a Log Insight query from the vCenter Operations Manager instance. See Log Insight Launch in Context