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.