You can download the archived logs from a log archival configuration in vRealize Log Insight Cloud to an Amazon S3 bucket of your choice.

Note: You cannot view or search archived logs in vRealize Log Insight Cloud. You can only view the logs in the Amazon S3 bucket to which you download them.


  • Provide write permissions to the AWS account for vRealize Log Insight Cloud.
  • Ensure that you have an Amazon S3 bucket to which you can download the archived logs.


  1. Click the two arrows icon in the upper-left corner of the screen to expand the main menu.
  2. Navigate to Log Management > Log Archival.
  3. Click the three dots icon to the left of a log archival configuration and click View Archives.
  4. In the Archives section, select the archived logs that you want to download.
    Tip: To view the logs according to the time during which they were archived, click the text in the upper-right corner of the section. You can also perform this action in the Downloads section to view the logs based on the time during which they were downloaded.
  5. In the S3 Bucket text box, enter the name of the Amazon S3 bucket to which you want to download the selected logs.
  6. Select the relevant check boxes under the S3 Bucket text box.
  7. Click Download.


vRealize Log Insight Cloud asynchronously downloads the archived log files into the specified Amazon S3 bucket. This process can take 3–5 hours. The Downloads section displays the log files that you selected for download, with the location of each file in Amazon S3 and its download status. After the log files are downloaded, you can see the files in your Amazon S3 bucket.