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Upgrade vRealize Log Insight 4.0 to 4.6


With the new release 4.6 at the begin of this month VMWare delivers more improvements and new features for vRealize Log Insight server and agent. (Release Notes)

before upgrading to the latest version please take a snapshot of your actual appliance and check the right update sequence for your version.

Important Upgrade Notes:

  • To upgrade to vRealize Log Insight 4.6, you must be running vRealize Log Insight 4.5.
  • When performing a manual upgrade, you must upgrade workers one at a time. Upgrading multiple workers at the same time causes an upgrade failure. When you upgrade the master node to vRealize Log Insight 4.6, a rolling upgrade occurs unless specifically disabled.
  • Upgrading must be done from the master node’s FQDN. Upgrading with the Integrated Load Balancer IP address is not supported.
  • vRealize Log Insight does not support two-node clusters. Add a third vRealize Log Insight node of the same version as the existing two nodes before performing an upgrade.
  • If the vRLI upgrade (.pak file) has a  new JRE version, then the user-installed certificates in a vRealize Log Insight setup (such as for event forwarding) become invisible after upgrade.   

if your Node version is earlier than 4.0 see here: Upgrade to vRealize Log Insight 4.0

Let we start with the Upgrade:

in my case as i have Log Insight 4.0 i should first bring the Node to 4.5 . for 4.5 Upgrade i must be running Log Insight 4.3. So i will make three stage-Upgrade of the appliance to bring the node to the latest version.

first connect to your myVMware and download the needed Upgrade Packages

1-Stage: Upgrade vRealize Log Insight 4.0 to 4.3

connect to your Log Insight console and go to Administration



In the left panel go to Cluster and click Upgrade Cluster



browse to the downloaded .PAK File and click Upgrade






Uploading the PAK File



Accept the EULA



The Upgrade begin


wait some minutes till the upgrade is finished

the first step is done.

2-Stage: Upgrade vRealize Log Insight 4.3 to 4.5


repeat the same steps like in the 1-Stage and choose the needed PAK File for 4.5



if the upgrade is successfully done go to Step 3.



3-Stage: Upgrade vRealize Log Insight 4.5 to 4.6



choose the needed PAK File for the upgrade



repeat the steps of the stage 1 and 2


Done. your Log Insight Node is now updated to the version 4.6

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