Upgrade VMware vRealize Log Insight to 8.0

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To take benefit of latest capabilities provided by version 8.0, running vRealize Log Insight appliance must be upgraded by following a simple procedure.

The procedure is automated and it takes only few minutes to complete.

In order to avoid issues if the upgrade procedure fails, take a snapshot of the appliance to upgrade before proceeding. Right click the vRealize Log Insight appliance and select Snapshots > Take Snapshot.

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Configure the network gateway

Before run the upgrade we need to add a parameter to the NIC configuration of the appliance due to a known issue during the upgrade from version 4.8 to 8.0.

From vSphere Client access the appliance's console and press CTR+ALT+F1.

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Edit the NIC configuration file with the command:

# vi /etc/syconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0

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Add the gateway information with the correct IP address then save the file.

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Upgrade VMware Log Insight to version 8.0

Login to VMware Log Insight and go to Administration > Management > Cluster section. Click Upgrade Cluster to proceed with the upgrade procedure.

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Select the VMware-vRealize-Log-Insight-8.0.0-14870409.pak file required to perform the upgrade of the existing installation. Click Upgrade to proceed.

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The .PAK file is being uploaded to the system.

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When the upload has completed, click Accept to accept the EULA and start the upgrade.

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The upgrade process begins.

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After few minutes, the procedure completes. Click OK.

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The installed version is now reported as 8.0.0. The upgrade was successfull.

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vRealize Log Insight can now take benefit of the new features provided in version 8.0.

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