You can configure each vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller appliance to forward system logs and events to the vRealize Log Insight cluster. You can then view and analyze all syslog information in the vRealize Log Insight web interface.

In Region A, you configure the following vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller instances:

Appliance Type

Appliance Management Interface URL

vCenter Server instances

https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local:5480

https://comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local:5480

Platform Services Controller instances

https://mgmt01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local:5480

https://comp01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local:5480

1

Redirect the log events from the appliance to vRealize Log Insight.

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local:5480.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

root

Password

mgmtvc_root_password

c

In the Navigator, click Syslog Configuration.

d

On the Syslog Configuration page, click Edit, configure the following settings, and click OK.

Setting

Value

Common Log Level

*

Remote Syslog Host

vrli-cluster-01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Remote Syslog Port

514

Remote Syslog Protocol

UDP


e

Repeat the steps for the other vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliances.

2

Verify that the appliances are forwarding their syslog traffic to vRealize Log Insight.

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

c

In the vRealize Log Insight user interface, click Dashboards and select VMware - vSphere from the content pack dashboard drop-down menu.

d

Verify that the vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller nodes are presented on the All vSphere events by hostname widget of the General Overview dashboard.