You can configure a vRealize Log Insight server to forward incoming events to a syslog or Ingestion API target with SSL.

Event Forwarding with SSL won't work with the self-signed certificate installed on destination servers by default. A custom SSL certificate must be created and uploaded. See Install a Custom SSL Certificate by Using the vRealize Log Insight Web Interface


Copy the trusted root certificate into a temporary directory on the forwarder instance. For example /home.


SSH to the forwarder instance and run the following commands.

localhost:~ # cd /usr/java/jre1.7.0_51/lib/security/
localhost:/usr/java/jre1.7.0_51/lib/security # ../../bin/keytool
-import -alias loginsight -file /home/cacert.crt -keystore cacerts

The default keystore password is changeit.


Java versions might vary with time.


Restart the vRealize Log Insight instance.

Enable SSL connection. See Enforce SSL Only Connections.

Add Event Forwarding destination. See Add vRealize Log Insight Event Forwarding Destination.