VMware vSphere Insight Pack

Posted: June 22, 2015 Modified: October 24, 2017


Overview

The VMware vSphere Insight pack provides the capability to index and search against VMware vSphere log files in IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis, in conjunction with Logstash to enable faster problem identification in VMware vSphere-related problems.

Operations Log Analysis VMware vSphere Insight Pack
Operations Log Analysis VMware vSphere Insight Pack

The VMware vSphere Insight Pack supports logs from the following:

  • VMware vSphere 5.0
  • VMware vSphere 5.1
  • VMware vSphere 5.5

The VMware vSphere Insight Pack supports searching and indexing of the following:

  • VMware vSphere ESXi syslogs

Additional information

Use the pkg-­‐mgmt utility to install the VMware vSphere insight pack. Scripts from the
sample Scenario directory are also used by scripts provided with the VMware vSphere Insight Pack.  Note: The  sample scenarios do not need to be installed, but the sample Scenario directory needs to exist in the IBM Operations Analytics -­‐ Log Analysis home directory.  To install the insight pack complete the following steps:

Setup steps

  1. Upload the insight pack archive file to the system running IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis.
  2. Install the Insight Pack using pkg_mgmt.sh.
  3. Use the pkg_mgmt.sh command to determine the location of the insight pack.
  4. Create the data source for the Insight Pack.
  5. Create the out-of-the-box saved searches for the Insight Pack.

Considerations

  1. Files with long log records require adjustments to the Java stack size so that they can be ingested.
  2. If you update the -Xss value parameter within the jvm.options file, you must restart the IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis system.

Training Information

Review the following video for information on using and setting up the Insight Pack.


Training and overview presentation used in the training video.

View US Price & Buy

IBM Operations Analytics-Log Analysis Insight Packs for Applications- Premium Install License.

Revised: 22 April 2016
Version: 1.1.0.0
Cost: License Fee
Support: Supported

Resources

Product Information
Product Documentation
Documentation
Forum

Requirements

  • IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis 1.3.0, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3.x, 1.3.5.1
  • Logstash 1.4.2, 1.5.3, 2.2.1
  • VMware vSphere 5.0, 5.1, or 5.5
  • Purchased “IBM Operations Analytics-Log Analysis Insight Packs for Applications – Premium 1.1” License for each installed Insight Pack.

Support

This package is subject to the License terms included with the Insight Pack, along with those displayed upon download.

To report a problem with deploying this entry, entitled customers may contact the country specific IBM support channel, reference the IBM Worldwide Directory. Also use the “Support” link to access the support site for IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis information.