Configure and start the vRealize Log Insight master node. Before you form a cluster by adding the worker nodes, vRealize Log Insight must be running.


  1. Open a Web browser and go to http://vrli-mstr-01.sfo01.rainpole.local.

    The initial configuration wizard opens.

  2. On the Setup page, click Next.
  3. On the Choose Deployment Type page, click Start New Deployment
  4. After the deployment is launched, on the Admin Credentials page, set the email address and the password of the admin user, and click Save and Continue.

    The password must be at least 8 characters long, and must contain one uppercase character, one lowercase character, one number, and one special character. 

  5. On the License page, enter the license key, click Add New License Key, and click Continue
  6. On the General Configuration page, enter the following settings and click Save and Continue.



    Email System Notifications to


    Send HTTP Post System Notifications To


  7. On the Time Configuration page, enter the following settings, click Test and then click Save and Continue.



    Sync Server Time With

    NTP Server (recommended)

    NTP Servers

    ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local, ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

  8. On the SMTP Configuration page, specify the properties of an SMTP server to enable outgoing alerts and system notification emails, and to test the email notification.
    1. Set the connection setting for the SMTP server that will send the email messages from vRealize Log Insight. Contact your system administrator for details about the email server.

      SMTP Option


      SMTP Server

      FQDN of the SMTP server


      Server port for SMTP requests

      SSL (SMTPS)

      Sets whether encryption should be enabled for the SMTP transport option connection.

      STARTTLS Encryption

      Enable or disable the STARTTLS encryption.


      Address that appears as the sender of the email.


      User name on the SMTP server


      Password for the SMTP server you specified in Username

    2. To verify that the SMTP configuration is correct, type a valid email address and click Send Test Email .

      vRealize Log Insight sends a test email to the address that you provided.

  9. On the Setup Complete page, click Finish.

    vRealize Log Insight starts operating in standalone mode.