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.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.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 sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server object. 
  3. Right-click sfo01m01vc01.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. 

      Name

      Value

      sfo01vrli01a

      Master node

      sfo01vrli01b

      Worker node 1

      sfo01vrli01c

      Worker node 2

    2. Select the inventory folder for the virtual appliance.

      Setting

      Value

      vCenter Server

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      sfo01-m01dc

      Folder

      sfo01-m01fd-vrli

  6. On the Select a resource page, select the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 management cluster as the resource to run the virtual appliance on, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Data center

    sfo01-m01dc

    Cluster

    sfo01-m01-mgmt01

  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, click Accept to 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 following datastore, configure its settings, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Select virtual disk format

    Thin provision

    VM Storage Policy

    vSAN Default Storage Policy

    Datastore

    sfo01-m01-vsan01

  11. On the Setup networks page, select the distributed port group on the sfo01-m01-vds01 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:

      Setting

      Value

      DNS

      172.16.11.5,172.16.11.4

      DNS domain

      sfo01.rainpole.local

      DNS searchpath

      sfo01.rainpole.local,rainpole.local

      Default gateway

      192.168.31.1

      Host name

      • sfo01vrli01a.sfo01.rainpole.local for the master node

      • sfo01vrli01b.sfo01.rainpole.local for the worker node 1

      • sfo01vrli01c.sfo01.rainpole.local for the worker node 2

      Network 1 IP Address

      • 192.168.31.11 for the master node

      • 192.168.31.12 for the worker node 1

      • 192.168.31.13 for the worker node 2

      Network 1 Netmask

      255.255.255.0

    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.