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Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

You will initially need to Download VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Virtual Appliance from here –  (You will need to be logged in). When you have downloaded the installer .OVA you will need to login to your vCenter via the VMware vSphere Web Client, as far as I know this isn’t yet implemented on the vSphere UI Website (https://FQDN/ui).

You will need to right click the vCenter, Datacenter or Cluster object and select ‘Deploy OVF Template’.

You will now need to select the location of the .OVA File that was downloaded from the above link.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Deploy OVA Select OVA - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

You now need to select the name and the location of the Virtual Machine that will be deployed from the .OVA.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Deploy OVA Select Name And Location - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

You will now need to select the Host/Cluster that you want to deploy the VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 virtual machine.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Deploy OVA Select Resource - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

You will now be a presented a summary of the .OVA file that you are deploying. It will ask for further properties to be filled out shortly.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Deploy OVA Review Details - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

You will need to accept the VMware End User License Agreement to continue.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Deploy OVA Accept License Agreement - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

You will now need to select the sizing of your VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Appliance. This is the sizing specifications recommended by VMware here.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Sizing Chart - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

I Deployed the Small option as this is in a Lab Environment.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Deploy OVA Select Configuration - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

You’ll now need to select the Datastore that you require the VM to reside on.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Deploy OVA Select Storage - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

You will need to specify the destination vSphere Network required for the VM.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Deploy OVA Select Networks - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

Specify the Network Settings required for the VM.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Deploy OVA Customize Template - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

You should now review the summary of the .OVA file and then click Finish to start the installation.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Deploy OVA Summary - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

You will now be able to check the ‘Recent Tasks’ area in the vSphere Web Client to confirm this is now deploying as expected.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Deploy OVA Deploying - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

Start the VM once it has been deployed. You will now need to wait for the OVA to be configured.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Start OVA - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

When the OVA has configured successfully you will be able to browse to the configuration wizard which will be here – https://FQDN

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Welcome - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

Click Start New Deployment

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Start New Deployment - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

Specify the relevant Admin credentials that you want to use to login to the VMware vRealize Log Insight Dashboard.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Specify Admin Credentials - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

Specify your license key If you have one. Alternatively if you are evaluating the product select Skip to continue.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Specify License - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

Configure the System Notifications and Specify your HTTP Post System URL’s If you have any in your deployment.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Configure System Notifications - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

Specify the NTP Servers that you will be using for your environment. I would recommend using the following NTP Servers –

0.vmware.pool.ntp.org

1.vmware.pool.ntp.org

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Configure NTP - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

Configure your SMTP Configuration If you have SMTP in your environment.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Configure SMTP - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

You have now completed the configuration of VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Setup Complete - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

You can now configure VMware vRealize Log Insight to Integrate with your vCenter Server so it will configure the alerts for you. Select ‘Configure vSphere Integration’

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Ready To Ingest Data - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

Login to the VMware vRealize Log Insight Dashboard here – https://FQDN/login

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 vCenter Connection Details - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

Click Test Connection to ensure these credentials are able to connect to the vCenter Server.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Configuring ESXI Hosts - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

You will receive the following message If this was successful.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Configuration Completed Successfully - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

You will now start to see logs be populated in to the VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Appliance.

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0 Dashboard - Installing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

This completes the installation!

Thanks for reading!

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