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

1

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

2

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.

Note

Java versions might vary with time.

3

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.