Install the Log Manager virtual appliance

The main use for an Alert Logic Log Manager virtual appliance is for remote syslog log collection in on-premises deployments.

If you have experience with VMWare management tools and virtual machine installation, you can install a Log Manager virtual appliance into your environment to collect data from remote syslog sources.

The instructions below are not a complete guide to configure vSphere or virtual data centers. VMWare offers more information regarding vSphere.

Download the virtual appliance

Before you download the virtual appliance, review the virtual appliance requirements.

To download the virtual appliance:

  1. Click the Settings icon ().
  2. The Details page includes your Unique Registration Key, which you need to install the virtual appliance.
  3. Click Install Guides & Downloads.
  4. On the left navigation panel, click Log Management.
  6. Download the virtual appliance.

Install the virtual appliance

The appliance is configured with a 40 GB virtual drive.

To install a virtual appliance with vSphere:

  1. Save the virtual appliance image to your target machine.
  2. Import the file into vSphere.
  3. Power on the virtual machine.
  4. Configure your IP address. To manually assign an address, log into a serial console with the following credentials: setup/7739521
  5. In your browser, type: http://<YourVirtualApplianceIPAddress>.
  6. In Unique Registration ID, paste your unique registration key.
  7. Click Start Claim Process. A screen informing you your appliance is provisioning appears. For status details, click Go To Detailed Status .
  8. Configure all remote syslog sources to send logs to the virtual appliance address on TCP/UDP port 514.
Use of a remote collector is allowed as an alternate method of syslog collection. See Install the remote collector in Windows or Install the remote collector for Linux for more information.

To learn more about collecting syslog data from your sources, see How to collect syslog for an appliance without the agent.

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