Log Insight 4.6 Available Now!

I am happy to announce the release of Log Insight 4.6. As always, this release has a ton of new features. Read on to learn more!

What’s New

  • General Enhancements
    • Ability to be notified of dormant hosts
    • Event forwarding supports sending in raw syslog format (basically unmodified)
    • Authentication via VIDM local users is now supported
    • More configuration APIs supported
  • UI
    • Ability to configure multiple destination for an agent from the UI
    • Ability to enable/disable time synchronization on dashboards page
    • Ability to exclude in addition to include legend options
    • Bulk operations added to User Alerts page
    • Ability to filter and perform bulk delete operations on Access Control page
    • Added ability to export a full list of agents from the Agents page
  • Agent
    • Support for journald collection
    • Ability to send syslog events over UDP
    • max_disk_buffer increased from 2GB to 8GB
    • Ability to disable compression for CFAPI
    • Support for Photon OS version 2
  • Importer
    • Support bzip and bzip2 archiving formats

What’s Fixed

  • Fixed incompatibility with NSX ARP suppression feature which could impact Log Insight integrated load balancer
  • vSphere integration now reuses sessions instead of always creating new ones
  • Fixed an issue where view admins had permissions they should not
  • Fixed issue were upgrade fails when the /storage/var partition is full
  • Fixed an evaluation tooltip when you do not provide a license on the License page
  • Fixed a bug leading to an agent crash
  • Fixed a bug handling copytruncate rotation scheme for log files in some circumstances
  • Latest security updates

What’s Changed

  • Active Directory authentication is no longer deprecated — still recommended to use VMware Identity Manager instead
  • Support for up to 15 vSphere integrations per node in the Log Insight cluster (that’s up to 180 vSphere integrations!) — previously Log Insight allowed a maximum of 10 vSphere integrations per cluster
  • Dashboard time synchronization defaults to off now

How to Upgrade

No changes.

  • You must be running Log Insight 4.5 — upgrades must be sequential from every GA release.
  • You must access the cluster master’s FQDN (not ILB VIP) and ensure you have access to ports 443 and 80.
  • You go to the /admin/cluster page and follow the upgrade workflow.



VMware has done it again with another solid release of Log Insight. As always, it is recommended that you upgrade to the latest version, but be sure to read through the release notes before you do. Also, be sure to leave a comment and let me know how the upgrade went as well as what you think about the new features.

Note: Log Insight 4.0 and newer are the only supported versions at this time. Given the new release of Log Insight 4.6, end of support moves from 2018/11/15 to 2019/04/12.

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