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

Software Features

  • Verify that the vCenter Server instances are operational.

  • Verify that the vSphere cluster has DRS and HA enabled.

  • Verify that the NSX Manager instances are operational.

  • Verify that vRealize Operations Manager is operational.

  • Verify that the application virtual network is available.

  • Verify that the Postman application is installed.

  • Verify the following NFS datastore requirements:

    • Create an NFS share of 400 GB and export it as /V2D_vRLI_MgmtA_400GB.

    • Verify that the NFS server supports NFS v3.

    • Verify that the NFS partition allows read and write operations for guest accounts. 

    • Verify that the mount does not require authentication.

    • Verify that the NFS share is directly accessible to vRealize Log Insight

    • If using a Windows NFS server, allow unmapped user Unix access (by UID/GID).

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.