vROps and vRLI Integrations
Updated: Jul 22, 2022
vROps has been deployed, vRLI is up and running, let's integrate them! In vROps, to integrate with vRLI, you activate the vRLI Integration. Go to Data Sources - Integrations - Repository. You will first Activate the Integration by finding the vRLI tile and clicking the ACTIVATE button.
Once done, you will configure it by clicking ADD ACCOUNT.
Give it your vRLI IP address or FQDN.
Click VALIDATE CONNECTION to confirm the connection. Notice that you don't provide credentials here, you do that later at authentication time.
Once successful, click OK, then ADD. You will now have a vRLI Account (among others).
So, what did this do? It presented the vRLI UI via Troubleshoot - Log Analysis.
Before activating the vRLI integration and creating the account, it looked like this.
Next, let's configure the integration from the vRLI side. Go to Integration - vRealize Operations.
Here you will provide the vROps Hostname and credentials, with the ability to confirm your connecting with the TEST button. On the right there are three check boxes.
Enable alert integration: When enabled, Log Insight user alerts can optionally be sent to vRealize Operations. Alerts can be automatically mapped to a vRealize Operations object based on a Log Insight field (e.g. hostname). This can be accomplished by creating a Log Insight alert that groups by a field that vRealize Operations can recognize.
You can enable vRLI alert integration from multiple vRLI Clusters, they will all send their alerts to the destination vROps Cluster.
Enable launch in context: Launch in context allows vRealize Operations to open Log Insight and query for selected object logs, and provides the ability for Log Insight to navigate to the vRealize Operations object that generated the event. This can be used from the Troubleshooting Workbench.
It can also be used from the Object Summary page.
Launch in context was designed for one vROps instance and one vRLI instance. If you've configured multiple vRLI Clusters to point to the same vROps Cluster, the last one you've configured will override all others.
Enable metric calculation: When enabled, Log Insight can optionally calculate and send metrics to vRealize Operations. Metrics can be automatically mapped to a vRealize Operations object based on a Log Insight field (e.g. hostname).
You can enable metric calculation on multiple vRLI Clusters, they will all send their metrics to the same vROps Cluster as configured.
The official documentation on the vROps and vRLI integrations can be found here. For more information and trials of each product, go here for vROps and here for vRLI.