Log Insight can integrate with other VMware products to use events and log data, and provide better visibility of the events that occur in your virtual environment.

Log Insight Administrator users can set up Log Insight to connect to vCenter Server systems at two-minute intervals, and collect events, alarms, and tasks data from these vCenter Server systems. In addition, Log Insight can configure ESXi hosts via vCenter Server. See Connect Log Insight to a vSphere Environment.

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.

Log Insight and vCenter Operations Manager can be integrated in two independent ways.

Notification Events

Log Insight administrator users can set up Log Insight to send notification events to vCenter Operations Manager based on queries that you create. These notification events are not alerts in vCenter Operations Manager, and do not affect the values of the Health, Risk, or Efficiency badge. See Configure Log Insight to Send Notification Events to vCenter Operations Manager.

Launch in Context

Launch in context is a feature in vCenter Operations Manager that lets you launch an external application via URL in a specific context. The context is defined by the active UI element and object selection. Launch in context lets the Log Insight adapter add menu items to a number of different views within the Custom user interface and the vSphere user interface of vCenter Operations Manager. See Enable Launch in Context for Log Insight in vCenter Operations Manager.


Notification events do not depend on the launch in context configuration. You can send notification events from Log Insight to vCenter Operations Manager even if you do not enable the launch in context feature.

If the environment changes, Log Insight administrator users can change, add, or remove vSphere systems from Log Insight, change or remove the instance of vCenter Operations Manager to which alert notifications are sent, and change the passwords that are used to connect to vSphere systems and vCenter Operations Manager.