You can restart vRealize Log Insight by using the Cluster page in the Web user interface.

Caution: Restarting vRealize Log Insight closes all active user sessions. Users of the vRealize Log Insight instance will be forced to log in again.


Verify that you are logged in to the vRealize Log Insight web user interface as a Super Admin user, or a user associated with a role that has the relevant permissions. See Create and Modify Roles for more information. The URL format of the web user interface is https://log-insight-host, where log-insight-host is the IP address or host name of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance.


  1. Expand the main menu and navigate to Management > Cluster.
  2. Select a cluster node.
  3. Click Restart Primary and click Restart.

What to do next

After vRealize Log Insight restarts, verify that syslog feeds from ESXi continue to arrive in vRealize Log Insight.