Pre-check the SDDC warning “Checks whether the SDDC Manager VM system directory has enough disk space”.

By Lerpong Intaraworrapath | 29th July 2022

We intend to upgrade VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) from 4.2.1 to 4.4.1.
Before upgrading VCF, we must do a pre-check on all VCF components.

The pre-check begins with the SDDC manager.

We noticed the warning “Checks whether the SDDC Manager VM system directory has enough disk space” during the SDDC manager pre-check.

DescriptionChecks whether the SDDC Manager VM system directory has enough disk space
Start Timexx/xx/xx
End Timexx/xx/xx
Health StatusYELLOW
ImpactMedium: May perform upgrades without addressing the issues
RemediationMinimal disk space is available in SDDC Manager directory Available disk space is 3.0 GB. Recommended disk space is 6.0 GB or more. Clean up unused files from the directory /




Steps to resolving these issues

The steps following do not require a reboot or restart of any SDDC Manager services.

1.SSH into the SDDC Manager as the VCF user.

2.To display space, we navigate to /var/log and use the “df -h” command. We discovered a path. Use 90% Avail 2.7G for /dev/sda4.

3.We used the command “ls -lt” to list in long format and sort by time and date. The file size of “auth.log” was 9.5GB.

4.To resolve this issue, we followed the blogs, but I will demonstrate for the specifics.

5.We must verify the file size in the audit log path.

6.Log in as the root user.

7.Verify the file size of the audit log file. The file size of “audit.log” was 9.5GB.

8.To identify and sort the large 5 files, use the command “find -type f -exec du -Sh {} + | sort -rh | head -n 5“.

9. To clear the size of the auth.log file, use the command “> auth.log.“.

10.Verify the file size. Using the command “ls -lt,” we confirmed that the size of auth.log had been reduced.

11.Navigate to the audit path “cd audit“.

12.Verify the file size in the audit path “ls -lt“.

13.To clear the size of the audit.log file, use the command “> audit.log.

14.Verify the file size. Using the command “ls -lt,” we confirmed that the size of audit.log had been reduced.

15.Return to SDDC Manager and execute the pre-check once again.

16.SDDC Manager’s components had all succeeded.


The SDDC Manager UI provides a single point of control for managing and monitoring your VMware Cloud Foundation instance and for provisioning workload domains. Before upgrading VCF, we recommend that you do a pre-check, and if you find any errors or warnings, please resolve them before proceeding with the update.


Upgrade VMware vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) to 8.6.2 using vRSLCM 8.6.2

By Lerpong Intaraworrapath | 21st July 2022

This article will walk you through the process of upgrading VMware vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) from 8.4.0 to 8.6.2 using VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) version 8.6.2.

The current version of VMware vRealize Login Insight is 8.4.0-17828109.

3 vRealize Login Insights clusters have been configured in the environment.

STEP – How to upgrade VMware vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) to 8.6.2 by vRSLCM 8.6.2

Check and ADD Product version

1.Login to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) 8.6.2.

2.Navigate to “Binary Mapping” to upgrade the file for VMware vRealize Log Insight 8.6.2.

3.Click “ADD BINARIES” to get the most recent product version that supports vRSLCM 8.6.2.

4.Select “My VMware” and then click “DISCOVER“.

5.vRSLCM will find vRealize suite products supported by vRSLCM 8.6.2 by utilizing My VMware as configured.

6.Search for VMware vRealize Log Insight product upgrade and tick the box, then click “ADD“.

7. Click to check request status

8.Waiting for the status to change to “Completed“.

Upgrade VMware vRealize Log Insight to 8.6.2

1.Navigate to the environment you wish to upgrade, click “VIEW DETAILS“.

2.The details of vRealize Log Insight will be shown in the image below.

3.Before upgrading, we must sync the vRLI system with the vRSLCM. To do so, click the 3 dots () and then select “Trigger Inventory Sync“.

4.Click the “SUBMIT” button.

5.You will monitor the inventory sync progress at each stage and wait until the sync is complete.

6.After the inventory sync is complete, browse to the environment where vRealize Log Insight is deployed and select “UPGRADE“.

7.If the product’s inventory is already synced, we can proceed to upgrade; otherwise, we recommend clicking trigger inventory sync before proceeding.

8.The target product version 8.6.2 will be shown; click “NEXT“.

9.Check the box to take a snapshot, then click “NEXT”.

10.Pre-check for data validations prior to execution.

11.The status of vRealize Log Insight data validations is indicated below (if status show warning, we recommend to solve the issues before proceed to upgrade). We could collect the pre-check report.

12.Before proceeding with the update, review the information below and click “SUBMIT.”

13.You will notice each stage of vRLI upgrade and wait till it is completed.

14.Upgrade completed successfully.

vRealize Log Insight version 8.6.2-19092412

Check the vRLI version in vRSLCM.


VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) simplifies the deployment, patching, and upgrade process by performing automatic pre-checks and validation on vRealize Suite components.
Upgrading VMware vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) to the current version can assist you in resolving known issues, fixing bugs, and providing security in your environment.