vRealize Log Insight collects log events from all management components in both regions of the SDDC.

In a multi-region Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) deploy a vRealize Log Insight cluster in each region that consists of three nodes. This configuration allows for continued availability and increased log ingestion rates.

Logical Design of vRealize Log Insight

vRealize Log Insight collects logs as to provide monitoring information about the SDDC from a central location.

vRealize Log Insight collects log events from the following virtual infrastructure and cloud management components.

Management pod

Platform Services Controller

vCenter Server

ESXi Hosts

Shared edge and compute pod

Platform Services Controller

vCenter Server

ESXi Hosts

NSX for vSphere for the management cluster and for the shared compute and edge cluster

NSX Manager

NSX Controller instances

NSX Edge instances

vRealize Automation

vRealize Automation Appliance

vRealize IaaS Web Server

vRealize IaaS Management Server

vRealize IaaS DEM

vRealize Agent Servers

vRealize Orchestrator

Microsoft SQL Server

vRealize Operations Manager

Analytics cluster nodes