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 the Consolidated SDDC.

For the application virtual network, allocate a static IP address for the vRealize Log Insight master node and another IP address for the integrated load balancer. Map host names to the IP addresses.


Consolidated SDDC must be routable via the vSphere management network.

Table 1. IP Addresses and Host Names for the vRealize Log Insight Instance in Consolidated SDDC


IP Address


Integrated load balancer VIP address


Master node


Default gateway


DNS server




Subnet mask


NTP servers




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

  • Verify that vCenter Server is operational.

  • Verify that the vSphere cluster has DRS and HA enabled.

  • Verify that the Consolidated NSX Manager is operational.

  • Verify that vRealize Operations Manager is operational.

  • Verify that the application virtual networks for the single-node vRealize Log Insight cluster are available.

  • Verify that vRealize Automation is operational.

  • Verify that vRealize Business for Cloud is operational.

  • Verify that Postman REST API application is installed in your Chrome browser.

  • Verify the following NFS datastore requirements:

    • Create an NFS share of 250 GB for the consolidated pod and export it as /V2D_vRLI_Consolidated_250GB.

    • Verify that the NFS server supports NFS v3.

    • Verify that the NFS partition allows read and write operations for guest accounts.

    • Verify that the mount does not require authentication.

    • Verify that the NFS share is directly accessible to vRealize Log Insight.

    • If using a Windows NFS server, allow unmapped user Unix access (by UID/GID).

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.