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

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




  • Virtual disk provisioning: Thin

  • Required initial storage per node: 510 GB

  • Required initial cluster storage for archiving: 400 GB

  • Verify the following NFS datastore requirements:

    • Create an NFS share of 400 GB and export it as [server]:/sfo-m01-vrli01-400GB

    • 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).

Software Features

  • Verify that the vCenter Server instances are operational.

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

  • Verify that the NSX-T Manager is operational.

  • Verify that vRealize Operations Manager is operational.

  • Verify that the region-specific virtual network segment is available.

  • Verify that you have the completed Planning and Preparation Workbook with the Cloud Operations: vRealize Log Insight deployment option included.

  • Verify the Prerequisite Checklist sheet in the Planning and Preparation Workbook.


Verify that you have obtained a vRealize Suite or vCloud Suite license with a quantity that fulfills the requirements of this design.

Workspace ONE Access

  • Verify that required Active Directory users are synchronized to the regional Workspace ONE Access.

  • Verify that required Active Directory security groups users synchronized to the regional Workspace ONE Access.

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 domain.

Certificate Authority

Email account

Provide an email account to send vRealize Log Insight notifications.