Log Insight – Upgrading to 4.7

Upgrading to Log Insight 4.7 is a relatively straight forward process and is done by the application of a new pak file, downloadable from downloads.vmware.com or by leveraging vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (version 2.0 if going this route).  In this blog I will be going from version 4.6.1 to 4.7.

Before attempting any upgrade, the Log Insight appliances should be snapshotted so that a roll-back point exists for safety.  Once the upgrade process has started it cannot be stopped or reversed!

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The upgrade is driven from the “Cluster” section of the “Administration” screen, using the “Upgrade Cluster” button.

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If you have not taken any recovery snapshots then now would be the time to do it.

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Once you have browsed to the pak file the upgrade wizard will upload it to vRLI.

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As with all software upgrades, you have to accept the licensing agreement.

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At this point you can go and grab a coffee.  There’s nothing else to be done apart from wait.

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Once the pak has been applied you should be presented with the following success message.  Don’t forget to remove you snapshots if everything has gone OK.

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