Before you deploy vRealize Log Insight, verify that your environment satisfies the requirements for this deployment. 

Verify that static IP addresses and FQDNs for the vRealize Log Insight are available in the application virtual network for the Consolidated SDDC.

For the application virtual network, allocate a static IP address for the vRealize Log Insight master node and another IP address for the integrated load balancer. Map host names to the IP addresses.

Note

Consolidated SDDC must be routable via the vSphere management network.

IP Addresses and Host Names for the vRealize Log Insight Instance in Consolidated SDDC

Role

IP Address

FQDN

Integrated load balancer VIP address

192.168.31.10

sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Master node

192.168.31.11

sfo01vrli01a.sfo01.rainpole.local

Default gateway

192.168.31.1

-

DNS server

172.16.11.5

172.16.11.4

-

Subnet mask

255.255.255.0

-

NTP servers

172.16.11.251

172.16.11.252

ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

Verify that your environment satisfies the following prerequisites to deploying vRealize Log Insight.

Prerequisite

Value

Storage

Virtual disk provisioning.

Thin

Required storage per node

Initial storage for node deployment: 510 GB

Software Features

Verify that vCenter Server is operational.

Verify that the vSphere cluster has DRS and HA enabled.

Verify that the Consolidated NSX Manager is operational.

Verify that vRealize Operations Manager is operational.

Verify that the application virtual networks for the single-node vRealize Log Insight cluster are available.

Verify that vRealize Automation is operational.

Verify that vRealize Business for Cloud is operational.

Verify that Postman REST API application is installed in your Chrome browser.

Verify the following NFS datastore requirements:

Create an NFS share of 250 GB for the consolidated pod and export it as /V2D_vRLI_Consolidated_250GB.

Verify that the NFS server supports NFS v3.

Verify that the NFS partition allows read and write operations for guest accounts.

Verify that the mount does not require authentication.

Verify that the NFS share is directly accessible to vRealize Log Insight.

If using a Windows NFS server, allow unmapped user Unix access (by UID/GID).

Installation Package

Download the .ova file of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance on the machine where you use the vSphere Web Client. 

License

Obtain a license that covers the use of vRealize Log Insight.

Active Directory

Verify that you have a parent and child Active Directory domain controllers configured with the role-specific SDDC users and groups for the rainpole.local domain.

Certification Authority

Configure the Active Directory domain controller as a certificate authority for the environment. 

E-mail account

Provide an email account to send vRealize Log Insight notifications from.