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.