Use the vSphere Web Client to deploy each vRealize Log Insight node as a virtual appliance on the management cluster in Region A.

You deploy three vRealize Log Insight nodes - one master node and two worker nodes.

1

Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

2

Navigate to the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server object. 

3

Right-click mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local and select Deploy OVF Template.

4

On the Select source page, select Local file, click Browse, browse to the location of the vRealize Log Insight .ova file on your local file system, and click Next.

5

On the Select name and folder page, make the following selections, and click Next.

a

Enter a name for the node according to its role. 

Name

Value

vrli-mstr-01

Master node

vrli-wrkr-01

Worker node 1

vrli-wrkr-02

Worker node 2

b

Select the inventory folder for the virtual appliance.

Setting

Value

vCenter Server

mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Data center

SFO01

Folder

vRLI01

6

On the Select a resource page, select the SFO01-Mgmt01 management cluster as the resource to run the virtual appliance on, and click Next.

7

On the Review details page, examine the virtual appliance details, such as product, version, download size, and disk size, and click Next.

8

On the Accept License Agreements page, accept the end user license agreements and click Next.

9

On the Select configuration page, from the Configuration drop-down menu, select the Medium deployment configuration, and click Next.

10

On the Select storage page, select the datastore.

By default, the virtual appliance disk is thin provisioned. 

a

From the VM Storage Policy drop-down menu, select Virtual SAN Default Storage Policy.

b

From the datastore table, select the SFO01A-VSAN01-MGMT01 datastore and click Next.

11

On the Setup networks page, select the distributed port group on the vDS-Mgmt distributed switch that ends with Mgmt-RegionA01-VXLAN, and click Next.

12

On the Customize template page, set networking settings and the root user credentials for the virtual appliance.

a

In the Networking Properties section, configure the following networking settings:

Property

Value

Host name

vrli-mstr-01.sfo01.rainpole.local for the master node

vrli-wrkr-01.sfo01.rainpole.local for the worker node 1

vrli-wrkr-02.sfo01.rainpole.local for the worker node 2

Default gateway

192.168.31.1

DNS

172.16.11.5,172.16.11.4

DNS searchpath

sfo01.rainpole.local,rainpole.local

DNS domain

sfo01.rainpole.local

Static IPv4 address

192.168.31.11 for the master node

192.168.31.12 for the worker node 1

192.168.31.13 for the worker node 2

Subnet mask

255.255.255.0

b

In the Other Properties section, enter and confirm a password for the root user.

The password must contain at least 8 characters, and must include:

One uppercase character

One lowercase character 

One digit

One special character 

Use this password when you log in to the console of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance. 

c

Click Next.


13

On the Ready to complete page, click Finish.

The deployment of the virtual appliance starts.

14

Right-click the virtual appliance object and select Power > Power On.

15

Repeat the procedure to deploy the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance for the next node in the cluster.