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Integrate VMware ESXi with SolarWinds LEM

Created by Interspire Import, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Overview

This article outlines the procedures for configuring VMware ESXi to log to your LEM appliance and configuring the ESXi connectors on your LEM appliance.

Environment

  • All LEM versions
  • VMware ESXi 3.5 and later

Steps

Configuring ESXi to Log to Your LEM Appliance

Complete one of the procedures below according to your version of ESXi.

To configure logging for ESXi version 5.0:

  1. Open the vSphere Command-Line Interface.
  2. Enter
esxcli system syslog config set --loghost='udp://LEMHostnameOrIP:514'

where LEMHostnameOrIP is the hostname or IP address for your LEM appliance.

  1. Run the following commands on the ESX host:
  • esxcli network firewall ruleset set --ruleset-id=syslog --enabled=true
  • esxcli network firewall refresh
  1. Enter this to load the new configuration.
esxcli system syslog reload

To configure logging for ESXi versions 3.5-4.x:

  1. Open the vSphere Command-Line Interface.
  2. Enter

vicfg-syslog.pl --server ESXiHostnameorIP --username ESXiUsername 
--password ESXiPassword --setserver LEMHostnameOrIP --setport 514

 

where

  • ESXiHostnameOrIP is the hostname or IP address for your ESXi host.
  • ESXiUsername is the username for your ESXi administrator.
  • ESXiPassword is the corresponding password.
  • LEMHostnameOrIP is the hostname or IP address for your LEM appliance.
Configuring the ESXi Connectors on Your LEM Appliance
  1. Open your LEM Console and log into your LEM Manager as an administrator.
  2. Click the gear icon next to your LEM Manager (left), and then select Connectors.
  3. In the Connector Configuration window, enter ESXi in the search box at the top of the Refine Results pane.
  4. Click the gear icon next to the VMWare ESXi Hostd log connector, and then select New.
  5. Enter a custom Alias or accept the default.
    Note: Do not change the Log File value. The ESXi connectors are pre-configured with the correct facilities for their corresponding log files.
  6. After configuring the connector, click Save.
  7. Click the gear icon next to the new connector, denoted by an icon in the Status column, and then click Start.
  8. Repeat Steps 4 to 7 for both the VMWare ESXi messages log and VMWare ESXi vmkernel log connectors.
  9. Click Close to close the Connector Configuration window.
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20:02, 22 Jun 2016

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