Before you deploy vRealize Log Insight in Region B, verify that your environment satisfies the requirements for this deployment. 

IP Addresses and Host Names

Verify that static IP addresses and FQDNs for the vRealize Log Insight virtual application network are available for Region B of the SDDC deployment.

For the application virtual network, allocate 3 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.

Note: Region B must be routable trough the vSphere management network.
Table 1. IP Addresses and Host Name for the vRealize Log Insight Cluster in Region B
Role IP Address FQDN
Integrated load balancer VIP address lax01vrli01.lax01.rainpole.local
Master node lax01vrli01a.lax01.rainpole.local
Worker node 1 lax01vrli01b.lax01.rainpole.local
Worker node 2 lax01vrli01c.lax01.rainpole.local
Default gateway -
DNS servers
Subnet mask -
NTP servers
  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

Deployment Prerequisites

Prerequisite Value
  • Virtual disk provisioning:
    • Thin
  • Required storage per node:
    • Initial storage for the 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 in Region and export it as /VVD_vRLI_MgmtB_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).
License Verify that you have obtained a vRealize Suite or vCloud Suite license with a quantity that fulfills the requirements of this design.
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. 
Email account Provide an email account to send vRealize Log Insight notifications from.