You can export your custom dashboards, saved queries, alerts, and extracted fields as a content pack, to share content between Log Insight instances or with Log Insight users on the community.

Content packs are saved as vCenter Log Insight Content Pack (VLCP) files.

All fields that are used in queries, charts, and alerts that you export are included in the exported content pack.

If you export content that contains temporary fields, Log Insight creates these fields within the content pack during the export.

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Verify that you are logged in to the Log Insight Web user interface. 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.

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From the drop-down menu on the upper right, select Content Packs.

2

Click the content pack that you want to export and select Export from the drop-down menu Click to export a content pack next to the name of the content pack.

3

(Optional) Select the content that you want to include in the content pack.

Note

You cannot deselect fields that are used in dashboards, queries, or alerts selected for export.

4

In the text fields to the right, fill in the metadata for your content pack.

Option

Description

Name

The name is displayed when you import the pack into a Log Insight instance. The content pack file name is derived from the Name text box. The recommended format is Vendor - Product For example, VMware - vSphere.

Version

If you plan to upgrade this content pack, type a version. Log Insight displays the version when you try to install a content pack that already exists in the Content Packs list.

Namespace

The namespace is a unique identifier for the content pack. Use reverse DNS naming, for example com.companyname.contentpackname.

Author

Optionally, you can type your name or the name of your company.

Website

Optionally, you can provide a link to the Web site that is associated with the content pack. All users that can view the content pack can see the Web site link as well.

Description

Optionally, you can provide information about the contents and purpose of the pack.

Icon

Optionally, you can browse for an icon to be displayed next to the content pack name.

Note

The icon file format must be PNG or JPG, and will be scaled to 144 by 144 pixels in size.

Note

This data is visible only if you import the content pack by using the Install as content pack option. You cannot view this information if you choose to import the content pack as custom content.

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Click Export, browse to the location where you want to save the file, and click Save.

The exported VLCP file is downloaded to the selected location.