After you configure the svc-loginsight Active Directory user with the vSphere privileges that are required for retrieving log information from the vCenter Server instances and ESXi hosts, connect vRealize Log Insight to vSphere.

1

Log in to the vRealize Log Insight user interface.

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://vrli-cluster-01.sfo01.rainpole.local.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

admin

Password

vrli_admin_password

2

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

3

Under Integration, click vSphere.

4

In the vCenter Servers pane, enter the connection settings for the Management vCenter Server and for the Compute vCenter Server.

a

Enter the host name, user credentials, and collection options for the vCenter Server instances, and click Test Connection.

vCenter Server Option

Value

Hostname

mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Username

svc-loginsight@rainpole.local

Password

svc-loginsight_user_password

Collect vCenter Server events, tasks and alarms

Selected

Configure ESXi hosts to send logs to Log Insight

Selected


b

Click Advanced Options and examine the list of ESXi hosts that are connected to the vCenter Server instance to verify that you connect to the correct vCenter Server.  

c

Click Add vCenter Server to add a new settings form and repeat the steps to add the settings for the second vCenter Server instance in Region A.

5

Click Save

A progress dialog box appears. 

6

Click OK in the confirmation dialog box that appears after vRealize Log Insight contacts the vCenter Server instances.

You see the vSphere dashboards under the VMware - vSphere content pack dashboard category.