HOWTO: Configure VMware NSX and VMware vRealize Log Insight – Part One

In this series of 3 articles, we’ll be looking at how to configure VMware NSX and vRealize Log Insight together so we get the best possible logging.

In Part One we’ll be looking at How to install the Content Pack for VMware NSX in VMware vRealize Log Insight.

Installing the vLI Content Pack for VMware NSX

Using your browser, navigate to the VMware vRealize Log Insight (https://vli-appliance.fqdn) page.

Enter the User name and Password and click Login.

Note: I currently do not have vIDM installed and configured yet (that is a different post) so I will be using the local admin account.

Click the menu icon (next to the logged in user).

Click Content Packs


At the Content Pack Marketplace, scroll down and locate the VMware NSX-vSphere content pack.

Note: If you are using the VMware Log Insight for vCenter – which is free with vCenter – you cannot install anything but VMware Content Packs.

Double Click on the VMware NSX-vSphere content pack.

Check the By clicking “Install”, I agree to the terms of any License Agreement included above checkbox.

Click Install.

Click OK.

In Part Two and Part Three, we will look at how to configure VMware NSX to use VMware vRealize Log Insight as a SYSLOG target.

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