After upgrading the vRealize Log Insight, upgrade the individual vRealize Log Insight agents on the Windows hosts within the environment to take advantage of the latest features. In this version of this validated design, log agents run on the Windows nodes of vRealize Automation.

About this task

You download the latest agents from the vRealize Log Insight clusters for each region and upgrade them on the Windows management nodes in each region. You can start with downloading and updating the agents in Region A. Then, download and update the agents in Region B.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vRealize Log Insight user interface of the master node.
    1. Open a Web browser and go the load balancer of the cluster that you are updating.

      Region

      URL

      Region A

      https://sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Region B

      https://lax01vrli01.lax01.rainpole.local

    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      vrli_admin_password

  2. Click the configuration drop-down menu icon and select Administration.
  3. Under Management, click Agents.
  4. Click the Download Log Insight Agent Version link
  5. In the Download Log Insight Agent Version 4.5.0 dialog box, download the following agent files on the Windows host that you use to access the data center.

    Region

    Download Location

    Agent Version

    Save As

    Region A

    https://sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Windows MSI (32-bit/64-bit)

    VMware-Log-Insight-Agent-4.5.0-build_number_Region_A_vRealize_Log_Insight_VIP_address.msi

    Region B

    https://lax01vrli01.lax01.rainpole.local

    Windows MSI (32-bit/64-bit)

    VMware-Log-Insight-Agent-4.5.0-build_number_Region_B_vRealize_Log_Insight_VIP_address.msi

  6. Upgrade the vRealize Log Insight Windows agents in Region A.
    1. Open a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection to each of the following Windows virtual machines.

      SDDC Layer

      Role

      Host Name

      Cloud Management

      IaaS Web Server

      vra01iws01a.rainpole.local

      vra01iws01b.rainpole.local

      IaaS Manager Service and DEM Orchestrator

      vra01ims01a.rainpole.local

      vra01ims01b.rainpole.local

      IaaS DEM Worker

      vra01dem01a.rainpole.local

      vra01dem01b.rainpole.local

      vSphere Proxy Agent

      sfo01ias01a.sfo01.rainpole.local

      sfo01ias01b.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Microsoft SQL Server

      vra01mssql01.rainpole.local

    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      Rainpole\svc-vra

      Password

      svc-vra_user_password

    3. Copy the VMware-Log-Insight-Agent-4.5.0-build_number_Region_A_vRealize_Log_Insight_VIP_address.msi file from the Windows host to the vRealize Automation Windows virtual machine in Region A.
    4. Open an administrative command prompt window, and navigate to the directory to where you saved the .msi file.
    5. Run the the following command to install the vRealize Log Insight agent with custom values.

      VMware-Log-Insight-Agent-4.5.0-5626690_192.168.31.10.msi SERVERPORT=9000 AUTOUPDATE=yes LIAGENT_SSL=no

    6. In the VMware vRealize Log Insight Agent Setup wizard, accept the license agreement and click Next.
    7. With the Log Insight host name sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local shown in the Host text box, click Install.
    8. When the installation is complete, click Finish.
    9. Repeat the steps on the other vRealize Automation virtual machines.
  7. Upgrade the vRealize Log Insight Windows Agents in Region B.
    1. Open a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection to each of the following Windows virtual machines.

      SDDC Layer

      Role

      Host Name

      Cloud Management

      vSphere Proxy Agent

      lax01ias01a.lax01.rainpole.local

      lax01ias01b.lax01.rainpole.local

    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      Rainpole/svc-vra

      Password

      svc-vra_user_password

    3. Copy the VMware-Log-Insight-Agent-4.5.0-build_number_Region_B_vRealize_Log_Insight_VIP_address.msi file from the Windows host to the vRealize Automation virtual machines in Region B.
    4. Open an administrative command prompt window, and navigate to the directory to where you saved the .msi file.
    5. Run the following command to install the vRealize Log Insight agent with custom values.

      VMware-Log-Insight-Agent-4.5.0-5626690_192.168.32.10.msi SERVERPORT=9000 AUTOUPDATE=yes LIAGENT_SSL=no

    6. In the VMware vRealize Log Insight Agent Setup wizard, accept the license agreement and click Next.
    7. With the Log Insight host name lax01vrli01.lax01.rainpole.local shown in the Host text box, click Install.
    8. When the installation is complete, click Finish.
    9. Repeat the steps on the other vRealize Automation virtual machines.
  8. After you upgrade the vRealize Log Insight agents for both Region A and Region B, verify that the agent version in the vRealize Log Insight cluster is 4.5.0.xxxxxxx.
    1. Open a Web browser and go the load balancer of the cluster that you are updating.

      Region

      URL

      Region A

      https://sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Region B

      https://lax01vrli01.lax01.rainpole.local

    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      vrli_admin_password

    3. Click the configuration drop-down menu icon and select Administration.
    4. Under Management, click Agents.
    5. On the Agents page, verify that the Version column shows 4.5.0.xxxxxxx.