To avoid data loss when powering off a Log Insight master or worker node, you must power the node off by following a strict sequence of steps.

You must power off the Log Insight virtual appliance before making changes to the virtual hardware of the appliance.

You can power off the Log Insight virtual appliance by using the Power > Shut Down Guest menu option in the vSphere Client, by using the virtual appliance console, or by establishing an SSH connection to the Log Insight virtual appliance and running a command.

If you plan to connect to the Log Insight virtual appliance by using SSH, verify that TCP port 22 is open.

Verify that you have the root user credentials to log in to the Log Insight virtual appliance.

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Establish an SSH connection to the Log Insight vApp and log in as the root user.

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To power off the Log Insight virtual appliance, run shutdown -h now.

You can safely modify the virtual hardware of the Log Insight virtual appliance.