By adding a primary AWS Account, you can automatically add all the linked AWS Accounts in your organization in the VMware Aria Operations for Networks.



  1. From the left navigation pane, go to Settings > Accounts and Data Sources.
  2. Click Add Source.
  3. Under the Public Clouds, select Amazon Web Services.
  4. In the Add a New AWS Account or Source page, provide the required information.
    Option Action
    Access Key ID Enter your Amazon Access Key ID.
    Secret Access Key Enter the corresponding Secret Access Key.
    Note: VMware Aria Operations for Networks takes 15–20 minutes to collect your AWS account data.
    Web Proxy (Optional) Select a web proxy from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click Validate.

    If the number of VMs discovered exceeds the capacity of the platform, the validation fails. You will not be allowed to add a data source until you increase the brick size of the platform. The specified capacity for each brick size with and without flows is as follows:

    Brick Size VMs State of Flows
    Large 6k Active
    Large 10k Deactivate
    Medium 3k Active
    Medium 6k Deactivate
  6. After validation of your AWS account completes, select the Add Linked Accounts Automatically (Only for Master Account) check box.
    1. In Role ARN, enter the role - Amazon Resource Names of the linked AWS account to trust the primary AWS Account.
  7. To get deeper insight of your environment, select the Enable Flow data collection (Highly Recommended) check box.
  8. (Optional) To enable region specific access, select the Allow access to specific AWS regions only check box.
  9. (Optional) In the Nickname text box, enter a nickname.
  10. (Optional) In the Notes text box, add a note if necessary.
  11. Click Submit.


VMware Aria Operations for Networks validates Role ARN and adds the account.