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Month: October 2017

Log Insight (vRLI) Agent Configuration – A basic primer

Log Insight (vRLI) Agent Configuration – A basic primer

It came to my attention during a talk with a customer today that there is some ambiguity around what is needed to use the VMware vRealize Log Insight Agent, and when it’s required. Since I’m writing this up for them, I figured it’s best to just publish it for anyone else who might have the same questions. vRealize Log Insight can ingest logs from native syslog sources, as well as via the vRLI Agent. The vRealize Log Insight Agent is a…

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Configure SNMP on VMware's PhotonOS

Configure SNMP on VMware's PhotonOS

VMware’s Photon OS is a minimal container host that is also used as the host OS of VMware appliances such as the vCenter Server. When using an appliance such as vCenter you can use the API to configure SNMP, however, if you just use base Photon it’s not that simple. The below Ansible playbook is runsafe (can run multiple times without negative consiquences) and installs/configures net-snmp and creates a SNMP v3 user. Enjoy! https://github.com/calebs71/ansible/tree/master/photon_snmp