I realized I have never covered vRealize Operations (vR Ops) integration for Log Insight (LI)! This integration is extremely powerful and worth digging into in order to understand the value it brings. As you may know, there are two primary types of data in your environment:
Structured: vR Ops is meant to collect primarily structured data, think metrics like performance, directly from applications (e.g. vSphere) or monitoring products (e.g. Hyperic). Without LI integration, vR Ops does not have any insight into unstructured data such as log messages.
Unstructured: LI is meant to collect primarily unstructured data directly from applications (e.g. vSphere), but more commonly being feed by devices via syslog or API. While a primary use case for LI is syslog events, structured text such as CSV and JSON including metrics such as performance are also supported.
It is important to collect and analyze both types of data within your environment. This can be done seamlessly by integrating LI with vR Ops. In this post, I will talk about the requirements for integration and how to integrate the two products.
The Log Insight team takes customer experience seriously. As you know, there is a public community where you can submit and vote for features requests. The number one feature was vSphere datastore ID to name aliasing. I am happy to announce it has been implemented in Log Insight 4.0. Read on to learn more!
Log Insight and vRealize Operations Manager have always featured integration. Over time, the integration has become tighter and tighter. With Log Insight 3.6 and vRealize Operations Manager 6.3, the integration has become even better. Read on to learn more!
As I have covered in the past, Log Insight offers two types of integration. Both of these integrations feature the ability to add metadata to ingested events. In this post, I would like to cover the metadata they provide and how it can be leveraged. Read on to learn more!
Any issue has been discovered where upgraded instances of vR Ops from 6.0.x to 6.1 that were integrated with Log Insight no longer display Log Insight notification events. Read on to learn more about the issue and how to fix it.