VMware Aria Operations for Networks enables you to see the communication between objects in a tabular or grid view.


  1. Navigate to Security > Plan Security and click the grid view icon
  2. Select a value for Group By option, for example VMs, Application, Security Groups to see the corresponding details in the tabular format.
    Field Name Description
    Source Object Name of the source
    Destination Object Name of the destination
    Related Flows Count of communication or flows between the source and destination

    Click on the count value to see the related flow details.

    Sum of Bytes Aggregated number of bytes between all the flows
    Max of Traffic Rate Maximum traffic rate observed among all related flows
    Count of Sessions Number of active sessions for the particular flow
    • You can click on each column header to sort the data in ascending or descending order.
    • You can hide the field from the table view, click the more icon next on the field header and deselect the field name.
  3. In addition, you can perform several actions on the grid view page.
    • In the filters pane on the left side of the screen, you can perform the following actions:
      • Select an individual source or destination to filter the flows that are related to selected source or destination object.
      • Select the firewall action to see the allowed flows or the dropped flows.
      • Select the protection status to see the flow status.
    • Click Add more filters to add additional filters.
    • To export the tabular data in a CSV format, click the more option on top of the table, and select Export as CSV.