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Introducing VMware Log Intelligence

VMware Log Intelligence

VMware recently announced the release of VMware Log Intelligence. This tool offers IT teams unified visibility across private, hybrid and native public clouds by adding structure to unstructured log data, providing intuitive dashboards and leveraging machine learning for faster troubleshooting
For those users using vRealize Log Insight version 4.6.x, is the last release that will support the vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server capability. The next release will not accept vCenter Server license keys for activation.
Customers interested in using the next version of vRealize Log Insight can explore Log Intelligence, a new VMware SaaS offering as part of VMware Cloud Services, supporting both public and private clouds, with a 30-day free trial. Alternatively, customers can upgrade to vRealize Suite or purchase full vRealize Log Insight as a standalone product.

VMware Log Intelligence Key Benefits

Rapidly troubleshoot your software-defined data center (SDDC)

Quickly understand the health of an SDDC environment by identifying anomalies across infrastructure and applications. Out-of-the-box dashboards for VMware SDDC solutions such as vCenter, NSX, and vSAN as well as robust log aggregation and analytics accelerate troubleshooting.

Monitor and manage log data at scale

Log Intelligence ingests logs in a secure and efficient manner and delivers sophisticated analytics. Log Intelligence has enterprise-class scalability, designed to handle all kinds of machine generated data and delivers near real-time monitoring.

Support for VMware Cloud on AWS

Analyze VMware Cloud on AWS audit logs as well as vCenter logs with quick and easy integrations. Log Intelligence also offers AWS cloud native application troubleshooting support

Accessing VMware Log Intelligence

To gain access to VMware Log Intelligence, you need to access the landing page for VMware Cloud Services and be logged in to the correct organization

Getting data into VMware Log Intelligence – Data Collectors

In order to get log data from your onsite data center into VMware Log Intelligence, you will deploy one or more data collector appliances in your vSphere environment. The Data Collector is used as a log stream proxy to encrypt and compress log data before sending it to the VMware Log Intelligence service.

  • From the Log Intelligence home screen select the double chevron in the upper left corner to expand the navigation pane

  • From the expanded navigation pane select Manage to expand the management options.
  • Select Data Collectors to switch to the Data Collector information screen


Additional Resources

VMware Documentation Centre

VMware Cloud Portal – Log Intelligence

HOL-1902-03-CMP – Getting Started with VMware Cloud Management Services and Log Intelligence

Introducing VMware Log Intelligence
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