Admin users can upgrade vRealize Log Insight 1.5 GA and later by using the administration user interface.


All active users of the vRealize Log Insight instance are logged out during the upgrade process.

Create a snapshot or backup copy of the Log Insight virtual appliance.

Obtain a copy of the vRealize Log Insight upgrade bundle .pak file.

Verify that you are logged in to the vRealize Log Insight Web user interface as a user with the Edit Admin permission. The URL format is https://log-insight-host, where log-insight-host is the IP address or host name of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance.


Click the configuration drop-down menu icon and select Administration.


Under Management, click Appliance.


Click Upload PAK, and browse to the .pak file.


Click Upgrade.

vRealize Log Insight uploads the .pak file to the virtual appliance and displays a confirmation dialog box.


Click Upgrade to confirm.


Accept the new EULA to complete the upgrade procedure.

You can deploy a new instance of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance and add it to the existing vRealize Log Insight node to form a cluster. The existing node becomes a master node and the newly deployed vRealize Log Insight instance becomes a worker node. See Add a Worker Node to a vRealize Log Insight Cluster.