Category: vRealize Log Insight

vRealize Log Insight

vRealize Log Insight Daily Disk Consumption – Quick Tip

Recently I was asked how to quickly estimate the vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) data usage per day and I have checked several, more or less obvious, approaches. Usually, this question comes up when a customer is either re-designing the vRLI cluster or migrating to the vRealize Log Insight Cloud instance. To answer that question we …

JSON, vRealize Log Insight, Webhook

Quick Tip – Programmatically Update vRealize Log Insight Webhook Token

The Webhook feature in vRealize Log Insight is a great way to execute automation tasks, push elements in a RabbitMQ message queue or start any other REST operation. Many endpoints providing such REST methods require a token-based authentication, like the well-known Bearer Token. vRealize Automation is one example of such endpoints. It is pretty easy …

vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Operations, vRLI, vROps

vCenter Events as vRealize Operations Alerts using vRealize Log Insight

As you probably know vRealize Operations provides several symptom definitions based on message events as part of the vCenter Solution content OOTB. You can see some of them in the next picture. These events are used in alert definitions to raise vReaalize Operations alarms any time one of those events is triggered in any of …

vRealize Log Insight, vRLI

Energy Consumption Monitoring using SML Data and vRealize Log Insight

It all started with my last electricity bill. Shortly after I have recovered from the shock and made sure that I really do not have any aluminum smelter running in my basement, I decided, I need some kind of monitoring of my electric energy consumption. Insights into data is the first and probably most important step …

vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Operations, vRLI, vROps

vRealize Operations and Logging via CFAPI and Syslog

Without any doubt configuring vRealize Operations to send log messages to a vRealize Log Insight instance is the best way to collect, parse and display structured and structured log information. In this post I will explain the major differences between CFAPI and Syslog as the protocol used to forward log messages to a log server …

vRealize Log Insight

Parsing CSV Files using vRealize Log Insight

Last year I published a blog post focusing on the JSON parser available in vRealize Log Insight (http://thomas-kopton.de/vblog/?p=144) and I believe this could have been a beginning of a series – “vRLI Parsers “. In this post I will show how to configure and utilize the CSV parser using a very prominent and media-effective use …

vRealize Log Insight, vRLI

vRLI JSON Parser and vRO Log Messages

Problem statement: In certain cases vRO workflow(s) are producing not very well structured  log messages. “not well structured” means in this case that various workflow runs  may generate log messages which could include variable information in terms of number of key:value pairs as well as the values themselves. For example we might have a workflow …