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VRILDM47 - VMware vRealize Log Insight: Deploy and Manage [V4.7]


Duration: 2.0 days
In this two-day course, you focus on deploying, using, and managing VMware vRealize® Log Insight™. You learn about the configuration and use of vRealize Log Insight to collect and manage logs from a variety of VMware and third-party products. This course discusses interfacing vRealize Log Insight with other systems to monitor, troubleshoot, and secure a data center.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Describe the features of vRealize Log Insight that help in managing logs 
  • Describe how to install, configure, and use vRealize Log Insight to collect and analyze logs to better manage and monitor your systems 
  • Explain how vRealize Log Insight can be integrated with other solutions for monitoring, troubleshooting, and securing a data center 
  • Describe vRealize Log Insight architecture and use cases 
  • Explain vRealize Log Insight extensibility and workflows


Experienced system administrators, system integrators, and developers responsible for designing and implementing vRealize Log Insight


1 Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics 
  • Course objectives 
  • Identify additional resources for after this course

2 Introduction to vRealize Log Insight
  • Describe a cloud management platform 
  • Discuss sources of logging data 
  • Explain the importance of efficient log management 
  • Describe the requirements for a log analytics solution 
  • Describe the benefits of vRealize Log Insight 
  • Describe the key features of vRealize Log Insight

3 Deploying and Configuring vRealize Log Insight
  • Specify the minimum hardware requirements for vRealize Log Insight 
  • Size the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance 
  • Describe the compatibility of vRealize Log Insight with other VMware products 
  • Describe vRealize Log Insight security requirements 
  • Describe the supported file and archive formats in vRealize Log Insight 
  • Install the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance 
  • Perform initial configuration of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance 
  • Configure VMware vSphere® integration with vRealize Log Insight

4 Using vRealize Log Insight
  • Describe the primary vRealize Log Insight UI functions 
  • Access the vRealize Log Insight UI 
  • Use the Dashboards tab to view collected data 
  • Customize the dashboards interface 
  • Create custom dashboards 
  • Describe and use vRealize Log Insight widgets 
  • Use various chart types to display log events data 
  • Use the Interactive Analytics tab to delve deeper into the log data 
  • Create and manage queries

5 Administering vRealize Log Insight
  • Access the vRealize Log Insight Administration page 
  • Install and configure vRealize Log Insight clusters 
  • Configure vRealize Log Insight access controls 
  • Configure the general settings in vRealize Log Insight 
  • Describe and configure storage policies in vRealize Log Insight 
  • Configure system notifications 
  • Upgrade vRealize Log Insight 
  • Monitor vRealize Log Insight 
  • Examine vRealize Log Insight logs 
  • Describe the contents of a log message 
  • List vRealize Log Insight data sources 
  • Describe the Syslog protocol 
  • Install and manage vRealize Log Insight agents 
  • Configure agent groups 
  • Install and manage content packs 
  • Use the log importer to import historical logs

6 Integrating vRealize Log Insight
  • Describe the advantages of VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ integration with vRealize Log Insight 
  • List the vRealize Operations Manager integration requirements


This course requires completion of one of the following courses:
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] 
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.x]

The course presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:
  • Use VMware vSphere® Web Client 
  • Perform routine VMware vCenter Server® tasks 
  • Perform basic Windows management operations

If you cannot complete all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete one of the prerequisite courses before enrolling in VMware vRealize Log Insight: Deploy and Manage.



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