VMware Log Insight – Part 1 Add Content Pack

A couple of weeks ago VMware released a Generally Available Version of LogInsight 1.5.

VMware vCenter Log Insight delivers automated log management, analytics and search. You can download a lot of special Content Packs through the Marketplace. Not only for Log Insight also for VMware vCenter Orchestrator , VMware vCloud Automation Center and VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite and more.

At first I would like to demonstrate Part 1 „Add Content Pack to Log Insight“

Part 1: Add Content Pack to Log Insight

Part 2: Active Directory Authentication

Part 3: E-Mail Configuration and create custom Alarms

Part 4: Integration with vCenter Operations Manager

 1. Add Content Pack zu Log Insight

Step 1: Login

Login to the Log Insight Dashboard http://loginsight-ip-address


Step 2: Navigation

On the upper right site choose „CONTENT PACKs“


Now you can upload a new Content Pack to the appliance. Navigate to „Import Content Pack“

ImportContentPackSelect a content pack to import. At this you can import the content pack for everyone (read only) or for your own „user space“ (editable)


I select the „NetApp – Content Pack“

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NetApp Pack on the Navigation bar on the left side

NetappPacksAfter the import you can take a look to the Alerts and Queries from your selected Pack.


Next up in Part 2, learn how to configure Active Directory Authentication.