Configure and start the vRealize Log Insight master node. Before you form a cluster by adding the worker nodes, vRealize Log Insight must be running.

1

Open a Web browser and go to http://vrli-mstr-01.sfo01.rainpole.local.

The initial configuration wizard opens.

2

On the Setup page, click Next.

3

On the Choose Deployment Type page, click Start New Deployment

4

After the deployment is launched, on the Admin Credentials page, set the email address and the password of the admin user, and click Save and Continue.

The password must be at least 8 characters long, and must contain one uppercase character, one lowercase character, one number, and one special character. 

5

On the License page, enter the license key, click Add New License Key, and click Continue

6

On the General Configuration page, enter the following settings and click Save and Continue.

Setting

Value

Email System Notifications to

email_address_to_receive_system_notifications

Send HTTP Post System Notifications To

https://vrli-cluster-01.sfo01.rainpole.local

7

On the Time Configuration page, enter the following settings, click Test and then click Save and Continue.

Setting

Value

Sync Server Time With

NTP Server (recommended)

NTP Servers

ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local, ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

8

On the SMTP Configuration page, specify the properties of an SMTP server to enable outgoing alerts and system notification emails, and to test the email notification.

a

Set the connection setting for the SMTP server that will send the email messages from vRealize Log Insight. Contact your system administrator for details about the email server.

SMTP Option

Description

SMTP Server

FQDN of the SMTP server

Port

Server port for SMTP requests

SSL (SMTPS)

Sets whether encryption should be enabled for the SMTP transport option connection.

STARTTLS Encryption

Enable or disable the STARTTLS encryption.

Sender

Address that appears as the sender of the email.

Username

User name on the SMTP server

Password

Password for the SMTP server you specified in Username

b

To verify that the SMTP configuration is correct, type a valid email address and click Send Test Email .

vRealize Log Insight sends a test email to the address that you provided.

9

On the Setup Complete page, click Finish.

vRealize Log Insight starts operating in standalone mode.