The vRealize Log Insight Importer is a command-line utility used to import offline logs of historical data from local machines to the vRealize Log Insight server.

The vRealize Log Insight is a real-time log analysis tool that streams syslog events or agent events into vRealize Log Insight, but there may be times when you need to import logs that were collected in the past. By using vRealize Log Insight Importer, you can import support bundles and archived logs to ingest data that was collected over a period of time. You can analyze logs from support bundles gathered from vRealize Log Insight or any VMware product.

vRealize Log Insight Importer can read data from archive files (zip, tar, and gz), as well as from nested archives (zip in zip, tar.gz, etc.). 7-Zip is not supported.

vRealize Log Insight Importer is dependent to agent-side parsing (timestamp parsing) and multi-indexing.

A log bundle name is automatically determined and added as a bundle tag to all logs extracted from that specific bundle during the ingestion. The 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 tab can be overridden by command line tags that use the same name.

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.