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VMware vRealize Log Insight: Deploy and Manage [V4.3]

Summary:  
Classroom Schedule
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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, Onsite
- Length: 3 Days
Overview:
In this three-day course, you will focus on deploying, using, and managing VMware vRealize® Log Insight™. You will learn about the configuration and use of vRealize Log Insight to collect and manage logs from a variety of VMware and third-party products. This course discusses interfacing vRealize Log Insight with other systems to monitor, troubleshoot, and secure a data center.

Product Alignment
•  vRealize Log Insight V4

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Describe the features of vRealize Log Insight that help in the management of logs
•  Describe how to install, configure, and use vRealize Log Insight 4.x to collect and analyze logs so that you
   can better manage and monitor your systems
•  Explain how vRealize Log Insight can be integrated with other solutions for monitoring, troubleshooting,
   and securing a data center
•  Describe vRealize Log Insight architecture and use cases
•  Explain vRealize Log Insight extensibility and workflows
 
Intended Audience:    Experienced system administrators, system integrators, and developers responsible for designing and implementing vRealize Log Insight
 
Prerequisites:    This course requires completion of one of the following courses:
•  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5]
•  VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.5]

The course presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:
•  Use VMware vSphere® Web Client
•  Perform routine VMware vCenter Server® tasks
•  Perform basic Windows management operations

If you cannot complete all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete one of the prerequisite courses before enrolling in VMware vRealize Log Insight: Deploy and Manage.
 
Outline:   

  1. Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
    • Identify additional resources for after this course

  2. Introduction to vRealize Log Insight

    • Describe a cloud management platform
    • Discuss sources of logging data
    • Explain the importance of efficient log management
    • Describe the requirements for a log analytics solution
    • Describe the benefits of vRealize Log Insight
    • Describe the key features of vRealize Log Insight
    • Describe vRealize Log Insight editions
    • Describe vRealize Log Insight licensing

  3. Deploying and Configuring vRealize Log Insight

    • Specify the minimum hardware requirements for vRealize Log Insight
    • Size the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance
    • Describe the compatibility of vRealize Log Insight with other VMware products
    • Describe vRealize Log Insight security requirements
    • Describe the supported file and archive formats in vRealize Log Insight
    • Install the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance
    • Perform initial configuration of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance
    • Configure VMware vSphere® integration with vRealize Log Insight

  4. Using vRealize Log Insight

    • Describe the primary vRealize Log Insight UI functions
    • Access the vRealize Log Insight UI
    • Use the Dashboards tab to view collected data
    • Customize the dashboards interface
    • Create custom dashboards
    • Describe and use vRealize Log Insight widgets
    • Use various chart types to display log events data
    • Use the Interactive Analytics tab to delve deeper into the log data
    • Create and manage queries
    • Using vRealize Log Insight on a daily basis

  5. Administering vRealize Log Insight

    • Access the vRealize Log Insight Administration page
    • Install and configure vRealize Log Insight clusters
    • Configure vRealize Log Insight access controls
    • Configure the general settings in vRealize Log Insight
    • Describe and configure storage policies in vRealize Log Insight
    • Configure system notifications
    • Upgrade vRealize Log Insight
    • Monitor vRealize Log Insight
    • Examine vRealize Log Insight logs
    • Describe the contents of a log message
    • List vRealize Log Insight data sources
    • Describe the Syslog protocol
    • Install and manage vRealize Log Insight agents
    • Configure agent groups
    • Install and manage content packs
    • Use the log importer to import historical logs

  6. Integrating vRealize Log Insight

    • Describe the advantages of VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ integration with vRealize Log Insight
    • List the vRealize Operations Manager integration requirements
    • Install the vRealize Log Insight management pack
    • Install the vRealize Operations Manager content pack