Because vRealize Log Insight 1.0 GA and 1.5 TP1 do not provide a user interface for upgrade, you must use a CLI to update these versions to Log Insight 1.5.

For vRealize Log Insight versions 1.5 TP2 and later, use the Administration user interface for upgrades. See Upgrade vRealize Log Insight 1.5 by Using the Web Interface.

This procedure uses the virtual appliance console, but you can run it through SSH as well.


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

Verify that you set the root user password on the Log Insight virtual appliance to enable SSH and console operations. See Configure the Root SSH Password for the Log Insight Virtual Appliance.

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

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


Download the .rpm file to a host that has SSH access to the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance.


Use the secure copy protocol to copy the .rpm file to the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance.

Operating System



scp path to the RPM file/loginsight-cloudvm-version-log-insight-buildnumber.x86_64.rpm root@<LogInsightIPorHostname>:~ 


For Windows systems, download an SCP client like WinSCP.


Use the vSphere Client console to log in to the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance as the root user.


Run the service loginsight stop command.


Run the rpm -Uvh loginsight-cloudvm-<version>-<log-insight-build-number>.x86_64.rpm command, and wait for the upgrade to complete.


Run the service loginsight start command.


Verify that you can log in to the Log Insight Web user interface.


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.

If you see an error page, log in as the root user in the virtual appliance console, and run the service loginsight restart command to restart the loginsight service.