You can use vRealize Log Insight only with a valid license key.

About this task

You obtain an evaluation license when you download vRealize Log Insight from the VMware Web site. This license is valid for 60 days. When the evaluation license expires, you must assign a permanent license to continue using vRealize Log Insight.

As part of solution interoperability, VMware NSX users or Standard, Advanced, or Enterprise editions can license vRealize Log Insight with their NSX license key. For more information, consult VMware NSX documentation.

You use the Administration section of the vRealize Log Insight Web user interface to check the vRealize Log Insight licensing status and manage your license.

Prerequisites

  • Obtain a valid license key from My VMware™.

  • 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.

Procedure

  1. Click the configuration drop-down menu icon and select Administration.
  2. Under Management, select License.
  3. In the License Key text box, type your license key and click Set Key. If you have a VMware NSX license key, enter it here.
  4. Verify that the license status is Active, and the license type and expiry day are correct.