Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Upgrading vRLI to 4.6


The brand-new VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.6.0 was GA as of April 12, 2018.
On a Friday the 13th I upgraded my lab and this is my “field report”.

As always, one starts with “Administration -> Management - Cluster” and a plucky click on “UPGRADE CLUSTER”:


Be sure that you really, really want to upgrade your cluster:



Upload your PAK file:



Accept the EULA:


  
Grab a cold or hot beverage and watch the first node (could be the only one) being upgraded:


If you are upgrading a vRLI cluster, please notice that after the first node has been upgraded, you can start to use it but the remaining nodes still need to run the upgrade process:



Check the status of the process via “Administration -> Management - Cluster”:



Finally, the cluster runs vRLI 4.6! No issues, as easy as breathing;-)


The whole process took around 35 minutes for a 3-node cluster in a highly overprovisioned home lab.