Automating the Deployment of Log Insight

Log Insight ships as a virtual appliance. Given its single packaging model, automated deployment is easy thanks to the freely available OVF Tool. OVF Tool is a command line utility available for Windows, Linux and Mac that allows you to deploy OVA/OVF files. For the list of options available with OVF Tool run ovftool –help or see check the documentation. I would like to walk you through how to automate the deployment of Log Insight via ovftool.

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OVF Tool: Special Characters in URL Locators

This might be common knowledge, but it tripped me up recently so thought I would write a quick post on it. OVF Tool allows you to pass credential information to destination connections. The syntax of such commands is:

An issue that might arise is that the password being passed has special characters. One password special character that would cause an issue is ‘@’ as it is used to separate a password from a host.

How do you escape special characters to avoid this issue?

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