Before you deploy vRealize Log Insight, verify that your environment satisfies the requirements for this deployment. 

IP Addresses and Host Names

Verify that static IP addresses and FQDNs for the vRealize Log Insight are available in the application virtual network for Region A.

For the application virtual network, allocate 3 static IP addresses for the vRealize Log Insight nodes and one IP address for the integrated load balancer. Map host names to the IP addresses.


Region A must be routable via the vSphere management network.

Table 1. IP Addresses and Host Names for the vRealize Log Insight Instance in Region A


IP Address


Integrated load balancer VIP address


Master node


Worker node 1


Worker node 2


Default gateway


DNS server




Subnet mask


NTP servers





  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

Deployment Prerequisites

Verify that your environment satisfies the following prerequisites to deploying vRealize Log Insight.




  • Virtual disk provisioning.

    • Thin

  • Required storage per node

    • Initial storage for node deployment: 510 GB

Software Features

  • vSphere

    • Management vCenter Server

    • Client Integration Plugin on the machine where you use the vSphere Web Client

    • Management cluster with DRS and HA enabled.

  • NSX for vSphere

    Application virtual network for the 3-node vRealize Log Insight cluster

Installation Package

Download the .ova file of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance on the machine where you use the vSphere Web Client. 


Obtain a license that covers the use of vRealize Log Insight.

Active Directory

Verify that you have a parent and child Active Directory domain controllers configured with the role-specific SDDC users and groups for the rainpole.local domain.

Certification Authority

Configure the Active Directory domain controller as a certificate authority for the environment. 

E-mail account

Provide an email account to send vRealize Log Insight notifications from.