Check requirements and understand importer behavior before you install the importer.

Before you install, ensure that vRealize Log Insight has access to the NFS server on which archived data is stored. If the NFS server becomes inaccessible due to network failure or errors on the NFS server, importation of archived data might fail.

When logs are extracted from a bundle during ingestion, a log bundle name is automatically determined and added as a bundle tag to all extracted logs. The tag name is the filename of the log or the directory name in case of directory sources. Bundle tags differentiate bundles on a vRealize Log Insight server.

This tag overrides any tags with the same name that are specified in the manifest file. The tag can be overridden by command line tags that use the same name.

When you use the importer, be aware of the following behaviors:

  • vRealize Log Insight Importer does not check for available disk space on the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance. Therefore, the import of archived logs might fail if the virtual appliance runs out of disk space.
  • vRealize Log Insight does not display progress information during log imports. As the import of archived data is in progress, you are unable to infer from the console output how much time is left before the import finishes or how much data is already imported.

Supported Operating Systems

The vRealize Log Insight Importer is supported on the following operating systems:
  • Windows 32 bit and 64 bit
  • Linux 32 bit and 64 bit

The Linux version does not run on an Apple Macintosh system.