The first step to setting up a vRealize Log Insight agent is to download an agent installation package for your platform.

All packages downloaded from the vRealize Log Insight server agent page include the destination hostname appended to the package name. The server.hostname is applied during an initial installation for the MSI, RPM, and DEB agents. If a hostname is present in the configuration file, or if you are running the package by the hostname parameter, the embedded server hostname is ignored.


  1. Expand the main menu and navigate to Management > Agents.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click Download Log Insight Agent Version X.Y.Z.
  3. Download an installation package by selecting it from the pop-up menu and clicking Save.
    Option Description
    Windows MSI Installation package for a Windows platform (32-bit/64-bit)
    Linux RPM Installation package for a Linux Red Hat, openSuSE (32-bit/64-bit), or VMware Photon platform
    Linux DEB Installation package for a Linux Debian platform (32-bit/64-bit)
    Linux BIN Self-installing package for Linux (32-bit/64-bit). A package management system is not required.

What to do next

Use the downloaded files to deploy the vRealize Log Insight agent.