Use the vSphere Web Client to deploy each vRealize Log Insight node as a virtual appliance on the ROBO cluster.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://nyc01vc01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Navigate to the nyc01vc01.rainpole.local vCenter Server object. 
  3. Right-click nyc01vc01.rainpole.local and select Deploy OVF Template.
  4. On the Select source page, select Local file, click Browse and 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. 

      Name

      Role

      nyc01vrli01

      Master node

      nyc01vrli02

      Worker node 1

      nyc01vrli03

      Worker node 2

    2. Select the inventory folder for the virtual appliance.

      Object

      Value

      vCenter Server

      nyc01vc01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      NYC01

      Folder

      vRLI01

  6. On the Select a resource page, select the resource pool NYC01-MGMT, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Datacenter

    NYC01

    Resource Pool

    NYC01-MGMT

  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 Small deployment configuration, and click Next.
  10. On the Select storage page, select the datastore for the vRealize Log Insight node.

    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 NYC01-VSAN01  vSAN datastore and click Next.
  11. On the Setup networks page, select the distributed port group on the vDS-NYC01 distributed switch that ends with Mgmt-NYC01-VXLAN, and click Next.
  12. On the Customize template page, set the networking settings and the root user credentials for the virtual appliance.
    1. In the Networking Properties section, configure the following networking settings.

      Property

      Value

      Host name

      • nyc01vrli01.rainpole.local for the master node

      • nyc01vrli02.rainpole.local for the worker node 1

      • nyc01vrli03.rainpole.local for the worker node 2

      Default gateway

      172.18.19.1

      DNS server

      172.18.11.4

      DNS searchpath

      rainpole.local

      DNS domain

      rainpole.local

      Static IPv4 address

      • 172.18.19.11 for the master node

      • 172.18.19.12 for the worker node 1

      • 172.18.19.13 for the worker node 2

      Subnet mask

      255.255.255.0

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

      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 if you log in to the console of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance. 

  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 the Power > Power On menu item.
  15. Repeat the procedure to deploy the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliances for the remaining two nodes in the cluster.