An intent is a desired property of your network. An intent can describe a business policy or an architectural goal. You can use intents to design, manage, and to verify networks based on business policies. Intents enable prediction of network behavior in advance.

VMware Aria Operations for Networks provides a powerful set of system defined intents out-of-the-box. You can also configure custom user-defined intents from a menu of intent templates.

Periodically, VMware Aria Operations for Networks verifies whether each intent is satisfied, using a model of all possible network-wide behavior. If an intent is violated, it triggers an alert.
Note: This feature is available only for Enterprise License users using XL brick.