Upgrade the vRealize Log Insight clusters and agents in Region A and Region B so that you can use the new features of and have an environment that is compliant with VMware Validated Design version 4.1 .

About this task

Upgrade both of the vRealize Log Insight clusters in Region A and Region B from the user interface of the master nodes; upgrade by using the Integrated Load Balancer IP address is not supported. All the other nodes are upgraded automatically. The upgrade path for vRealize Log Insight will be in multiple increments in order to take you from version 4.0 to version 4.5 as you must upgrade to each intermediate release.

You must also upgrade the Log Insight agents on the management components that send log data to vRealize Log Insight over the Ingestion API.

After the virtual appliances and agents are upgraded, upgrade all installed content packs.

Table 2. vRealize Log Insight Nodes in the SDDC

Region

Role

IP Address

FQDN

Region A

Integrated load balancer VIP

192.168.31.10

sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Master node

192.168.31.11

sfo01vrli01a.sfo01.rainpole.local

Worker node 1

192.168.31.12

sfo01vrli01b.sfo01.rainpole.local

Worker node 2

192.168.31.13

sfo01vrli01c.sfo01.rainpole.local

Worker node x

192.168.31.x

sfo01vrli01x.sfo01.rainpole.local

Region B

Integrated load balancer VIP

192.168.32.10

lax01vrli01.lax01.rainpole.local

Master node

192.168.32.11

lax01vrli01a.lax01.rainpole.local

Worker node 1

192.168.32.12

lax01vrli01b.lax01.rainpole.local

Worker node 2

192.168.32.13

lax01vrli01c.lax01.rainpole.local

Worker node x

192.168.32.x

lax01vrli01x.lax01.rainpole.local

Note:

VMware Validated Design 4.1 introduces a new convention for host and object names in the SDDC. The step-by-step upgrade guidance uses the new names for both the pre- and post-upgrade SDDC setups. For information about the new convention, see Mapping Component Names Between Versions 4.0 and 4.1 of VMware Validated Design.

Prerequisites

  • Download the vRealize Log Insight product upgrade VMware-vRealize-Log-Insight-x.x.x-xxxxxxx.pak files for the appropriate version(s) on the Windows host that has access to the data center.

    Table 1. PAK Files That Are Required for vRealize Log Insight Upgrade

    PAK Type

    PAK File

    Software update .pak file for version 4.3

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

    Software update .pak file for version 4.5

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

  • Verify that you have a user account with the minimum of Edit Admin permission for the vRealize Log Insight Web Interface.

  • Verify that a backup of the vRealize Log Insight Virtual Appliances exists

What to do next

  • Verify that vRealize Log Insight functions flawlessly after the upgrade. See Validate vRealize Log Insight in the VMware Validated Design Operational Verification documentation.