VMware distributes Log Insight as a virtual appliance in OVA file format. Various resources and applications must be available for the virtual appliance to run successfully.

During deployment of the Log Insight virtual appliance you can select different sizes according to the ingestion requirements for the environment. An extra small configuration is the smallest supported configuration and can support log volumes of 3GB a day for about 10 users. The extra small configuration requires the following virtual resources.

2 vCPUs, 2GHz each

4GB RAM

Approximately 144GB storage space

For complete resources requirements based on ingestion requirements, see Sizing the Log Insight Virtual Appliance

You can use one of the following browsers to connect to the Log Insight Web user interface.

Important

Cookies must be enabled in your browser.

Mozilla Firefox 10.x, 19.x, 20.x, 21.0, 23 and 29.0.1

Safari 6.0 , 7.0.2

Google Chrome 25.x, 26.x, 27.x, 29 and 34

Internet Explorer 9.x ,10.x and 11.x

Note

Internet Explorer Document mode must be set to Standards Mode. Other modes are not supported. Browser Mode: Compatibility View is not supported.

For Internet Explorer 9.x Adobe Flash Player is required for file upload operations, such as importing content packs, uploading custom content pack icon files, upgrading Log Insight through the Administration UI.

The following network ports must be externally accessible.

Port

Protocol

80/TCP

HTTP

443/TCP

HTTPS

514/UDP, 514/TCP

Syslog

1514/TCP

Syslog

6514/TCP

Syslog-TLS (SSL)

9000/TCP

Log Insight Ingestion API