Use the vSphere Web Client to deploy each vRealize Log Insight node as a virtual appliance on the management cluster in Region A.

About this task

You deploy three vRealize Log Insight nodes - one master node and two worker nodes.


  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. Navigate to the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server object. 
  3. Right-click mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local and select Deploy OVF Template.
  4. On the Select source page, select Local file, click Browse, browse to the location of the vRealize Log Insight .ova file on your local file system, and click Next.
  5. On the Select name and folder page, make the following selections, and click Next.
    1. Enter a name for the node according to its role. 




      Master node


      Worker node 1


      Worker node 2

    2. Select the inventory folder for the virtual appliance.



      vCenter Server


      Data center




  6. On the Select a resource page, select the SFO01-Mgmt01 management cluster as the resource to run the virtual appliance on, and click Next.
  7. On the Review details page, examine the virtual appliance details, such as product, version, download size, and disk size, and click Next.
  8. On the Accept License Agreements page, accept the end user license agreements and click Next.
  9. On the Select configuration page, from the Configuration drop-down menu, select the Medium deployment configuration, and click Next.
  10. On the Select storage page, select the datastore.

    By default, the virtual appliance disk is thin provisioned. 

    1. From the VM Storage Policy drop-down menu, select Virtual SAN Default Storage Policy.
    2. From the datastore table, select the SFO01A-VSAN01-MGMT01 datastore and click Next.
  11. On the Setup networks page, select the distributed port group on the vDS-Mgmt distributed switch that ends with Mgmt-RegionA01-VXLAN, and click Next.
  12. On the Customize template page, set networking settings and the root user credentials for the virtual appliance.
    1. In the Networking Properties section, configure the following networking settings:



      Host name

      • vrli-mstr-01.sfo01.rainpole.local for the master node

      • vrli-wrkr-01.sfo01.rainpole.local for the worker node 1

      • vrli-wrkr-02.sfo01.rainpole.local for the worker node 2

      Default gateway


      DNS searchpath


      DNS domain


      Static IPv4 address

      • for the master node

      • for the worker node 1

      • for the worker node 2

      Subnet mask

    2. In the Other Properties section, enter and confirm a password for the root user.

      The password must contain at least 8 characters, and must include:

      • One uppercase character

      • One lowercase character 

      • One digit

      • One special character 

      Use this password when you log in to the console of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance. 

    3. Click Next.

  13. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish.

    The deployment of the virtual appliance starts.

  14. Right-click the virtual appliance object and select Power > Power On.
  15. Repeat the procedure to deploy the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance for the next node in the cluster.