What is vRealize Log Insight?

vRealize Log lnsight is a log analysis tool that delivers highly scalable log management with intuitive, actionable dashboards, sophisticated analytics and broad third-party extensibility. It provides deep operational visibility and faster troubleshooting across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

vRealize Log Insight Overview

See how vRealize Log Insight enables better troubleshooting and security from infrastructure to applications.

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How does vRealize Log Insight deliver better Log Management?

Promote Rapid Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis

Delivers innovative indexing and machine learning-based intelligent grouping, to enable high performance searching, for faster troubleshooting across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

Monitor and Manage Machine Data at Scale

Analyzes massive amounts of log data and delivers near real-time monitoring, search and log analytics, coupled with a dashboard for stored queries, reports and alerts. Speeds correlation of events across an entire IT environment.

Create Structure from Unstructured Data

Collects and automatically identifies structure in all types of machine-generated log data (application logs, network traces, configuration files, messages, performance data, system state dumps, etc.) to build a high performance index for performing analytics.

Lower Operating Expenses

Offers a predictable pricing model that includes unlimited data and does not require buying licenses based on peak usage and worst-case scenarios.

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vRealize Log Insight adds structure to unstructured log data and promotes rapid troubleshooting with no need for prior data knowledge.

Discover What’s New in vRealize Log Insight

Discover What’s New in vRealize Log Insight

See What’s new in vRealize Log Insight including scalability enhancements, logs-as-metrics in vRealize Operations, and URL-based dashboard sharing.

Free vRealize Log Insight for NSX Customers

Free vRealize Log Insight for NSX Customers

All NSX 6.2.4 (and beyond) customers are entitled to vRealize Log Insight for NSX at no additional charge.

Features

Universal Log Collection and Analytics

Leverage vRealize Log Insight to collect and analyze all types of machine-generated log data. Administrators can connect it to everything in their environment—operating systems (including Linux and Windows), applications, container platforms (including Kubernetes), storage, firewalls, network devices or something else—for enterprise-wide visibility via log analytics.

Enterprise-Class Scalability

Highly scalable and designed to handle all kinds of machine generated data. In recent internal testing, Log Insight was three times faster than the leading solution in query tests across 1 billion log messages. Each node can ingest double the data per node, supporting up to 15,000 events per second, per node.

Intuitive GUI & Easy Deployment

An intuitive, GUI-based interface makes it easy to run simple interactive searches, as well as deep analytical queries for quick insights that provide immediate value and improved IT efficiency. vRealize Log Insight automatically chooses the best visualization for your data, saving you valuable time.

Built-in VMware Cloud Knowledge

Developed by VMware experts, vRealize Log Insight comes with built-in knowledge and support for VMware Cloud technologies. However, you can analyze logs beyond your virtual infrastructure and use a central log management solution to analyze data from your entire IT environment.

Integration With vRealize Operations

Integration with the vRealize Operations platform extends operational visibility and proactive management capabilities across infrastructure and applications. It also helps you maximize ROI, by bringing unstructured data (such as log files) together with structured data (such as metrics and key performance indicators).

Flexible Consumption Method

Use vRealize Log Insight through on-premises licensing, or as a cloud service. Consume standalone, as part of vRealize Suite, or as a subscription through the new vRealize Cloud Universal.

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vRealize Log Insight for NSX (*)
vRealize Log Insight
Included in a VMware Suite
1 CPU of NSX = 1 CPU of limited vRealize Log Insight for NSX
Standalone vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Suite all editions, vCloud Suite all editions.
Included in a VMware Suite Core vRealize Log Insight Functionality (vRealize Operations Integration; Alerting; Machine Learning/Analytics; Dashboards; Custom Dashboards; Interactive Analytics; vSphere Integration (Collect from vCenter, ESXi); Active Directory Integration; Role-based Access Control; Query API; Customer Experience; Improvement Consent)
1 CPU of NSX = 1 CPU of limited vRealize Log Insight for NSX
Standalone vRealize Log Insight, <a href="/content/vmware/vmware-published-sites/pl/products/vrealize-suite.html">vRealize Suite</a> all editions, <a href="/content/vmware/vmware-published-sites/pl/products/vcloud-suite.html">vCloud Suite</a> all editions.
Included in a VMware Suite Agents
1 CPU of NSX = 1 CPU of limited vRealize Log Insight for NSX
Standalone vRealize Log Insight, <a href="/content/vmware/vmware-published-sites/pl/products/vrealize-suite.html">vRealize Suite</a> all editions, <a href="/content/vmware/vmware-published-sites/pl/products/vcloud-suite.html">vCloud Suite</a> all editions.
Included in a VMware Suite Clustering; High Availability; Event Forwarding; Archiving; Customizable Data Retention
1 CPU of NSX = 1 CPU of limited vRealize Log Insight for NSX
Standalone vRealize Log Insight, <a href="/content/vmware/vmware-published-sites/pl/products/vrealize-suite.html">vRealize Suite</a> all editions, <a href="/content/vmware/vmware-published-sites/pl/products/vcloud-suite.html">vCloud Suite</a> all editions.
Included in a VMware Suite Logging for NSX and vSphere components supporting NSX (vCenter and ESXi hosts); vSphere and NSX Content packs
1 CPU of NSX = 1 CPU of limited vRealize Log Insight for NSX
Standalone vRealize Log Insight, <a href="/content/vmware/vmware-published-sites/pl/products/vrealize-suite.html">vRealize Suite</a> all editions, <a href="/content/vmware/vmware-published-sites/pl/products/vcloud-suite.html">vCloud Suite</a> all editions.
Included in a VMware Suite Logging for other VMware technologies (Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, Horizon View, vCloud Director, VMware Identity Manager, VMware SRM, vRealize Automation, vRealize Network Insight, vRealize Operations, vRealize Orchestrator, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, vSphere, vSAN, etc.)
1 CPU of NSX = 1 CPU of limited vRealize Log Insight for NSX
Standalone vRealize Log Insight, <a href="/content/vmware/vmware-published-sites/pl/products/vrealize-suite.html">vRealize Suite</a> all editions, <a href="/content/vmware/vmware-published-sites/pl/products/vcloud-suite.html">vCloud Suite</a> all editions.
Included in a VMware Suite Logging for 3rd party technologies (50+ sources across Apache, Arista, Cisco, Dell EMB, ExtraHop, F5, Hitachi, HPE, Huawei, Juniper, Lenovo, Linux, Microsoft, MongoDB, NetApp, OpenStack Oracle, Palo Alto Networks, Pivotal, Puppet, Veeam, and many more)
1 CPU of NSX = 1 CPU of limited vRealize Log Insight for NSX
Standalone vRealize Log Insight, <a href="/content/vmware/vmware-published-sites/pl/products/vrealize-suite.html">vRealize Suite</a> all editions, <a href="/content/vmware/vmware-published-sites/pl/products/vcloud-suite.html">vCloud Suite</a> all editions.
Included in a VMware Suite Import content packs for custom logging needs
1 CPU of NSX = 1 CPU of limited vRealize Log Insight for NSX
Standalone vRealize Log Insight, <a href="/content/vmware/vmware-published-sites/pl/products/vrealize-suite.html">vRealize Suite</a> all editions, <a href="/content/vmware/vmware-published-sites/pl/products/vcloud-suite.html">vCloud Suite</a> all editions.

* Full-functioning version of Log Insight, but EULA enforced only for vSphere and NSX events. Log Insight license is only good for vSphere and NSX content packs
For complete list of content packs, see https://marketplace.vmware.com/vsx/?contentType=2

Pricing

vRealize Log Insight is available both on premises and as-a-service. In both cases it can be purchased standalone or bundled in various VMware suites. There are four licensing models.

  • Portable Licensing Units: This is the licensing metric for vCloud Suite and vRealize Suite.
  • Per Operating System Instance: vRealize Log Insight is licensed on a per operating system instance (OSI) basis, which is defined as any server, virtual or physical, with an IP address that generates logs, including network devices and storage arrays. You can analyze an unlimited amount of log data per OSI. The advantage of this is a simple and predictable pricing model that is based on the size of the infrastructure. You don’t have to buy additional licenses to cover the worst-case scenario and pay more for increased log volumes. This is an important distinction because systems and devices can generate huge amounts of log data during peak times, or while monitoring and troubleshooting for various IT issues.
  • Per Processor with Unlimited VMs: vRealize Log Insight is also available on a per CPU basis, where there is one flat fee for all log data sources from a single CPU, regardless of hypervisor or number of guest OSs.
  • Software as a service (SaaS): Visit the vRealize Log Insight Cloud page on cloud.vmware.com for more details.

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