AlienVault® USM Appliance™

VMware vCenter

When you configure VMware vCenter to send log data to USM Appliance, you can use the VMware vCenter plugin to translate the raw log data into normalized events for analysis.

Device Details
Vendor VMware
Device Type Virtual machine management
Connection Type Syslog
Data Source Name vmware-vcenter
Data Source ID 1658

Integrating VMware vCenter

To configure VMware vCenter to send log data to USM Appliance

  1. Follow the VMware vSphere documentation to configure log forwarding in the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface.

    Note: The link above provides instructions for vCenter 6.7. Please search the vendor documentation if you are using a different version.

  2. Enter the IP address of the USM Appliance Sensor as the destination host.
  3. Select the Protocol and Port to use.

    USM Appliance listens for syslog at UDP or TCP port 514.

Plugin Enablement

For plugin enablement information, see Enable Plugins.

Additional Resources and Troubleshooting

For troubleshooting, refer to the vendor documentation:

https://www.vmware.com/support/vcenter-server.html