You can import content packs to exchange user-defined information with other instances of Log Insight, or to upgrade your old content packs with later versions.

You can import only vCenter Log Insight Content Pack (VLCP) files.

Note

If you import a new version of an already existing content pack, and the new version contains modified field definitions, all queries, alerts, and charts that use the modified field are updated to reflect the new definition. If fields that exist in the current content pack version are missing in the new version that you import, Log Insight creates temporary copies of the fields for each query, chart, or alert that uses a deleted field.

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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.

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In the lower left corner, click Import Content Pack.

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If you are an administrator user, select the import method.

Option

Description

Install as content pack

The content is imported as a read-only content pack that is visible to all users of the Log Insight instance.

Note

Content pack dashboards are read-only. You cannot delete or rename them. However, you can clone content pack dashboards to your custom dashboard. You can clone whole dashboards or individual widgets.

Import into My Content

The content is imported as custom content to your user space, and is visible only to you. You can edit the imported content without having to clone it.

Note

Content pack metadata, such as name, author, icon, and so on, are not displayed in this mode.

Once imported in My Content, the content pack cannot be uninstalled as a pack. If you want to remove a content pack from My Content, you have to individually remove each of its elements, such as dashboards, queries, alerts, and fields.

Normal users can import content packs only in their own user spaces.

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Browse for the content pack that you want to import, and click Open.

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Click Import.

If you selected the option to import as custom content, a dialog box appears for you to select what content to import .

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(Optional) If you selected to import as custom content, use the check-boxes to select which items to import, and click Import again.

Note

Fields that are used in imported queries, charts, and alerts are also imported.

The imported content appears in the Content Packs or the Custom Content list to the left.

Note

Imported Alerts are disabled by default. See Enable an Alert Query.