Category: vRLI

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, 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 …

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vRealize Log Insight Data Sets using custom filters

IMPORTANT NOTE: All log file examples are not real and exact PCF log files. Since I do not have a running PCF environment while writing this post, I have used some fake examples and modified them to meet my needs. Let’s consider following use case. You are responsible for operating a Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) environment. …

vRLI

How to backup and restore vRealize Log Insight master node configuration?

  Even configured as a cluster vRealize Log Insight does not support high availability in terms of availability of data and availability of all functions and configuration data. What does it mean exactly? In a vRLI cluster there are basically two types of nodes: one master node up to 11 worker nodes (as for vRLI …