USM Anywhere™

VMware vShield

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

Device Details
Device vendor VMware
Device type Management platform
Connection type syslog
Vendor link See the PDF vShield Administration Guide vShield Manager 5.1, available on the vendor's website under

VMware vShield Integration

Before configuring the log collection, you must have the IP address of the USM Anywhere Sensor.

To configure vShield to send log data to USM Anywhere

  1. Log in to the vShield Manager web interface.
  2. From the vShield Manager Inventory panel, select Settings & Reports.
  3. Click the Configuration tab.

    You should now be in the Configuration > General2 tab.

  4. Next to the Syslog Server section, click Edit.

    1. Syslog Server = Enter the IP address of the USM Anywhere sensor.
    2. Port = Type 514 for the port.
  5. Click OK.

Plugin Enablement

For plugin enablement information, see Adding AlienApps to an Asset.

Available Plugin Fields

The following plugin fields are important attributes extracted from the syslog message. The USM Anywhere reports use these fields, and you can also reference them when creating custom reports. In addition to reporting, the USM Anywhere correlation rules make use of these fields.

  • customfield_0
  • customfield_1
  • customheader_0
  • customheader_1
  • event_name
  • source_username
  • timestamp_occured


For troubleshooting, refer to the vendor documentation:

vShield Administration Guide vShield Manager 5.1, available at