Interproduct Integrations during new products deployment & day-2 in vRSLCM 8.10
VMware released vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.10 on 11th October 2022.
This release comes with lot's of exciting features.
In this video , we will discuss one such feature introduced in this version which would provide integration between vRealize Suite products
With vRealize Log Insight, you can now perform log forwarding configuration from other vRealize Suite products to vRealize Log Insight.
Similarly, with vRealize Operations Manager, you can now perform management pack configuration of other vRealize products in vRealize Operations Manager.
With this info let's get into the lab and explore how this works
Creating an environment named "Staging" which would consists of following products
vRealize Automation vRealize Operations vRealize LogInsight vRealize SaltStack Config
Assign licenses will be associated with the products being deployed
Certificate has already been created inside locker , so it's just time to use it now
Select the infrastructure properties
The next step is to configure product properties. This is the place where you implement inter integrations
Starting with vRealize Automation , we would fill all of the product properties needed for a successful install
We have a new option to check a box which would enable vRLI Log Forwarding Configuration and Monitoring with vROps
In the same manner, for vRealize LogInsight as well you have an option to monitor with vROps. That's just a check box which needs to be addressed
One difference for vROps is that it needs management pack to be installed. The pak files can be uploaded to /data partition of vRSLCM. Then click on the box which says "EDIT ADAPTER FILES SELECTION"
There are three management packs
1. Management pack for vRO 2. Management pack for SDDC Health 3. Management Pack for VMware Identity Manager Adapter
Mention the path where the pak files are stored. that's /data which is recommended. Then when we click on "DISCOVER" all the pak files available will be displayed.
Based on the previous selection , respective pak files will be installed and then configured during installation
We also have an option to select what log entities to be pushed to vRLI from vROps
Saltstack product properties page
Now that we have all of the parameters needed entered , we will now go ahead and click next to perform prechecks
Since all validations are now good , we will submit the request so that environment deployment can start
Based on the number of products , number of stages would vary
Finally installation completed. Took around 1 hour and 52 minutes to deploy all 4 products
As discussed we did select vROps and vRA to push logs to vRLI during it's deployment itself. That's what we see in the below screenshot which shows 2 sources who are injecting the logs.
Even with vROps the adapter configuration is done automatically and management packs are installed.
Staging environment is just deployed so the health information should be available pretty soon
Remember , there are Day-2 actions available for Log Forwarding and Management Pack installation on respective products
This concludes the blog. Happy Learning