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

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.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 lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local vCenter Server object. 
  3. Right-click lax01m01vc01.lax01.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

      lax01vrli01a

      Master node

      lax01vrli01b

      Worker node 1

      lax01vrli01c

      Worker node 2

    2. Select the inventory folder for the virtual appliance.

      Object

      Value

      vCenter Server

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      lax01-m01dc

      Folder

      lax01-m01fd-vrli

  6. On the Select a resource page, select the lax01-m01-mgmt01 management cluster as the resource to run the virtual appliance on, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Data center

    lax01-m01dc

    Cluster

    lax01-m01fd-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

    lax01-m01-vsan01

  11. On the Setup networks page, select the distributed port group on the lax01-m01-vds01 distributed switch that ends with Mgmt-RegionB01-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

      DNS server

      172.17.11.5,172.17.11.4

      DNS domain

      lax01.rainpole.local

      DNS searchpath

      lax01.rainpole.local,rainpole.local

      Default gateway

      192.168.32.1

      Host name

      • lax01vrli01a.lax01.rainpole.local for the master node

      • lax01vrli01b.lax01.rainpole.local for the worker node 1

      • lax01vrli01c.lax01.rainpole.local for the worker node 2

      Static IPv4 address

      • 192.168.32.11 for the master node

      • 192.168.32.12 for the worker node 1

      • 192.168.32.13 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.