Before you use vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to deploy vRealize Log Insight, verify that your environment satisfies the requirements for this deployment.

IP Addresses and Host Names

Verify that static IP addresses and FQDNs for vRealize Log Insight are available in the region-specific application virtual network.

For the application virtual network, allocate three static IP addresses for the vRealize Log Insight nodes and one IP address for the integrated load balancer. Map host names to the IP addresses in DNS.

Table 1. Application Virtual Network Names for vRealize Log Insight

vRealize Log Insight Component

Application Virtual Network

Analytics Cluster Nodes



Region A must be routable via the vSphere management network.

Table 2. IP Addresses and Host Names for vRealize Log Insight


IP Address


Integrated load balancer VIP address


Master node


Worker node 1


Worker node 2


Default gateway


DNS server




Subnet mask


NTP servers



  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

Deployment Prerequisites

Verify that your environment satisfies the following prerequisites for deploying vRealize Log Insight.




  • Virtual disk provisioning.

    • Thin

  • Required storage per node

    • Initial storage for node deployment: 510 GB

  • Required storage for cluster archiving

    • Initial storage for archiving: 400 GB

Installation Package

Download the .ova file of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance on the machine where you use the vSphere Web Client. 


Obtain a license that covers the use of vRealize Log Insight.

Active Directory

Verify that you have a parent and child Active Directory domain controllers configured with the role-specific SDDC users and groups for the rainpole.local domain.

Certificate Authority

Configure the Active Directory domain controller as a certificate authority for the environment. 

E-mail account

Provide an email account to send vRealize Log Insight notifications.