Admin users can upgrade Log Insight 1.5 GA and later by using the administration user interface.


All active users of the Log Insight instance are logged out during the upgrade process.

Create a snapshot or backup copy of the Log Insight virtual appliance.

Obtain a copy of the Log Insight upgrade bundle .pak file.

Verify that you are logged in to the Log Insight Web user interface as an Admin user. The URL format is https://log-insight-host, where log-insight-host is the IP address or host name of the Log Insight virtual appliance.

If you use Internet Explorer 9, verify that you have Adobe Flash Player installed on your system.


Click the configuration drop-down menu icon and select Administration.


Under Management, click Appliance.


Click Upload PAK, and browse to the .pak file.


Click Upgrade.

Log Insight uploads the .pak file to the virtual appliance and displays a confirmation dialog box.


Click Upgrade to confirm.


Accept the new EULA to complete the upgrade procedure.

You can deploy a new instance of the Log Insight virtual appliance and add it to the existing Log Insight node to form a cluster. The existing node becomes a master node and the newly deployed Log Insight instance becomes a worker node. See Add a Worker Node to a Log Insight Cluster.