You install the vRealize Log Insight adapter in vRealize Operations Manager standalone to enable the Launch in Context functionality.

The vRealize Log Insight adapter provides the necessary information for vRealize Operations Manager to start vRealize Log Insight. This adapter does not collect data.

The vRealize Log Insight adapter is installed as part of the vRealize Operations Manager 5.7.1 vApp, but not installed as part of the standalone version of vRealize Operations Manager. Therefore, for the standalone version, you must install the vRealize Log Insight adapter manually.

The vRealize Log Insight adapter is installed as part of vRealize Operations Manager 5.7.2 and 5.8.

VMware distributes the vRealize Log Insight adapter as a .tgz archive that contains the installation utilities for Windows and Linux.

Download the management pack installation file from You can download the TGZ file from the Resources tab of the management pack page.

Make a note of the build number in the TGZ file name. The build number appears after the management pack name, for example, managementpack_name-buildnumber.tgz.

Verify that you have access to the server where vRealize Operations Manager runs, and that you have permissions to install software on the server.

Verify that the version of vRealize Operations Manager is 5.7.1 or later.

Verify that you know the IP address or host name of the target vRealize Operations Manager instance.

Depending on the vRealize Operations Manager license that you own, verify that you have minimum user credentials.

vRealize Operations Manager License

Minimum Required Credentials


Default Admin user credentials

Advanced or Enterprise

Read Only user credentials


vRealize Log Insight does not support Active Directory integration with vRealize Operations Manager.


Open the TGZ file and extract the TAR file to a temporary location on your vRealize Operations Manager server.


In the temporary folder, open the TAR file and extract and run the installer for your operating system platform.


Log in to vRealize Operations Manager as an administrator.


Select Admin > Support.


On the Info tab, find the Adapters Info pane and click the Describe icon (Describe icon.).

The Describe icon is located at the top right of the Adapters Info pane.


Click Yes to start the describe process.


Verify that the build number in the Adapter Version column for the management pack matches the build number in the TGZ file that you downloaded.

After you install the adapter, enable launch in context from the Administration Web user interface of vRealize Log Insight.

See Enable Launch in Context for vRealize Log Insight in vRealize Operations Manager.