You can remove a worker node that is no longer working correctly from a vRealize Log Insight cluster and add it to a different cluster or start a standalone deployment. Do not remove worker nodes that are operating correctly from a cluster.

About this task


Removing a node will result in data loss. If a node must be removed, ensure that it has been backed up first. Avoid removing nodes within 30 minutes of adding new nodes.


  • Verify that you are logged in to the vRealize Log Insight Web user interface as a user with the Edit Admin permission. The URL format is https://log-insight-host, where log-insight-host is the IP address or host name of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance.

  • If you use an external load balancer, take the node off the balancer before you put it in maintenance mode.


  1. Click the configuration drop-down menu icon and select Administration.
  2. Under Management, click Cluster.
  3. In the Workers table, find the the node you want, click , and click Continue.

    The node is now in maintenance mode.


    A node in maintenance mode continues to receive logs.

  4. Click to remove the node.

    vRealize Log Insight removes the node from the cluster and sends out an email notification.

What to do next

Navigate to the Web user interface of the removed node to configure it. You can add the node to different existing vRealize Log Insight cluster or start a new standalone deployment.