When you upgrade the vRealize Log Insight instances in Region A and Region B in the SDDC, start the update process from the vRealize Log Insight user interface of the master node.

About this task

When upgrading the two vRealize Log Insight clusters in Region A or Region B, you can upgrade two vRealize Log Insight instances one after the other or in parallel. The upgrade of vRealize Log Insight from version 4.0 to version 4.5 has multiple increments because you must upgrade to each of the intermediate releases.

Table 1. Upgrade Path for vRealize Log Insight

Increment

Upgrade From

Upgrade To

PAK File

1

vRealize Log Insight 4.0

vRealize Log Insight 4.3

VMware-vRealize-Log-Insight-4.3.0-xxxxxxx.pak

2

vRealize Log Insight 4.3

vRealize Log Insight 4.5

VMware-vRealize-Log-Insight-4.5.0-xxxxxxx.pak

Procedure

  1. Open the vRealize Log Insight user interface.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to the following URL.

      Region

      vRealize Log Insight 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 Cluster and click Upgrade Cluster.
  4. Browse to the location of the vRealize Log Insight .pak file for the first increment on your local file system and click Open.
  5. In the Upgrade Log Insight dialog box, click Upgrade and wait until the .pak file uploads to the master appliance.
  6. On the End User License Agreement page, click Accept.

    The Upgrade Log Insight progress dialog box opens.

  7. After the upgrade of the master node completes, in the Upgrade Successful dialog box that appears, click OK.

    The upgrade of all other nodes in the cluster starts automatically.

  8. After the upgrade process for the whole cluster completes, the Integrated Load Balancer comes back online.
  9. After the Integrated Load Balancer becomes Availabile, repeat this process using the vRealize Log Insight .pak file for the second increment.
  10. Repeat the two-step upgrade on the cluster in Region B.