VMware distributes vRealize Log Insight as a virtual appliance in OVA file format. Various resources and applications must be available for the virtual appliance to run successfully. For the most up-to-date information about requirements, check the latest release notes.

Virtual Hardware

During deployment of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance you can select from preset configuration sizes according to the ingestion requirements for your environment. These are certified size combinations of compute and disk resources, though you can add extra resources afterward. A small configuration, described in the following table, consumes the least resources while remaining supported. An extra small configuration is also available, but it is suitable only for demos.

For complete resources requirements based on ingestion requirements, see Sizing the vRealize Log Insight Virtual Appliance

Table 1. Preset Values for Small Configurations

Resources

Minimum Requirement

Memory

8GB

vCPU

4

Storage Space

510GB

Supported Browsers

You can use one of the following browsers to connect to the vRealize Log Insight web user interface. More recent browser versions also work with vRealize Log Insight, but have not been validated.

Important:

Cookies must be enabled in your browser.

  • Mozilla Firefox 45.0 and above

  • Google Chrome 51.0 and above

  • Safari 9.1 and above

  • Internet Explorer 11.0 and above

    Note:

    Internet Explorer Document mode must be set to Standards Mode. Other modes are not supported. Browser Mode: Compatibility View is not supported.

Account Passwords

Type

Requirements

Root

Unless you specify a root password or use guest customization during the deployment of the OVA, the default credentials for the root user on the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance are root/<blank>. You are prompted to change the root account password when you first access the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance console.

Note:

SSH is disabled until you set the root password.

User Account

User accounts that you create in vRealize Log Insight 3.3 and later require a strong password. The password must be at least 8 characters long and contain one uppercase character, one lowercase character, one number and one special character.

Integration Requirements

Product

Requirement

vCenter Server

To pull events, tasks, and alarms data from a vCenter Server, you must provide a set of user credentials for that vCenter Server. The minimum role required to register and unregister vRealize Log Insight with a vCenter Server is Read-only, which must be set at the vCenter Server level and propagated to child objects. To configure ESXi hosts that a vCenter Server manages, vRealize Log Insight requires additional privileges.

vSphere ESXi

vSphere ESXi 6.2 or later is required to establish SSL connections to vRealize Log Insight.

vRealize Operations Manager

To enable notification events and the launch in context functionality in a vRealize Operations Manager instance, you must provide user credentials for that vRealize Operations Manager instance.

Network Port Requirements

The following network ports must be externally accessible.

Port

Protocol

22/TCP

SSH

80/TCP

HTTP

443/TCP

HTTPS

514/UDP, 514/TCP

Syslog

1514/TCP

Syslog ingestion via SSL only

9000/TCP

vRealize Log Insight Ingestion API

9543/TCP

vRealize Log Insight Ingestion API (SSL)