Documentation forHybrid Cloud Observability Advancedand Virtualization Manager

Install Orion Log Viewer to enable VMware Events monitoring

Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to install Orion Log Viewer, which enables VMware Events functionality in VMAN. You can install Orion Log Viewer during a fresh installation of VMAN, or you can install it during an upgrade to the latest version of VMAN.

If you've previously installed the older VMware Events Add-on, Orion Log Analyzer, or Orion Log Viewer with another SolarWinds Platform product, then Orion Log Viewer is already installed on your Orion server and VMware Events monitoring is active.

After installation, VMware Events monitoring functionality, including new dashboards and widgets, and the ability to trigger Orion-based alerts from VMware Events, become available in the Orion Web Console. For more detailed VMAN installation and upgrade information, see the VMAN Installation Guide, VMAN Upgrade Guide, and VMAN System Requirements.

Installing Orion Log Viewer uses modified syslog and trap services. If you later wish to uninstall the Orion Log Viewer add-on (and disable VMware Events monitoring functionality), there are some extra steps you need to take to restore the original Orion syslog and trap services.