The vRealize Log Insight Management Pack (also referred as adapter) comes pre-installed as part of the vRealize Operations Manager 5.8.5 vApp (appliance) install. For all other supported versions of vRealize Operations Manager, both standalone (Windows, Linux) and appliance installs (vApp), you must install the vRealize Log Insight management pack (in the vRealize Operations Manager Administration page) before enabling the Launch in Context functionality in the vRealize Log Insight page.

About this task

Log Insight Adapter is pre-installed in vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.5 appliance install. These steps are for standalone install (Windows/ Linux).

This management pack does not collect any data.

VMware distributes the vRealize Log Insight Management Pack as .pak file for appliance installs (vApp) and as a .tgz for Windows and Linux installs (.tgz archive contains the installation utilities) of vRealize Operations Manager.

Prerequisites

  • Download the management pack installation file from https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/category_groups/cloud-management. You can download the TGZ file from the Resources tab of the management pack page.

  • Download the TGZ file or .pak file based of whether you are installing the management pack in windows/linux install or in appliance (vApp) install.

  • Make a note of the build number in the TGZ file name. The build number appears after the management pack name, for example, managementpack_name-buildnumber.tgz.

  • Verify that you have access to the server where vRealize Operations Manager runs, and that you have permissions to install software on the server.

  • Verify that the version of vRealize Operations Manager is 5.8.5 or later.

  • Verify that you know the IP address or host name of the target vRealize Operations Manager instance.

  • Depending on the vRealize Operations Manager license that you own, verify that you have minimum user credential required to install the management pack. See Minimum Required Permissions for a Local or Active Directory User Account.

Procedure

  1. Open the TGZ file and extract the TAR file to a temporary location on your vRealize Operations Manager server.
  2. In the temporary folder, open the TAR file and extract and run the installer for your operating system platform.
  3. Log in to vRealize Operations Manager as an administrator.
  4. Select Admin > Support.
  5. On the Info tab, find the Adapters Info pane and click the Describe icon (Describe icon.).

    The Describe icon is located at the top right of the Adapters Info pane.

  6. Click Yes to start the describe process.
  7. Verify that the build number in the Adapter Version column for the management pack matches the build number in the TGZ file that you downloaded.

What to do next

After you install the adapter, enable launch in context from the Administration Web user interface of vRealize Log Insight.

See Enable Launch in Context for vRealize Log Insight in vRealize Operations Manager.