The Intelligent Network Visibility for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution has objectives to deliver prescriptive content about the solution so that it is fast to deploy and is suitable for use in production environments.

VMware Validated Solution Objective


Main objective

Provide network analytics and reporting for VMware Cloud Foundation infrastructure components.

VMware Cloud Foundationarchitecture support
  • vSAN Ready Nodes
    • Standard
  • Dell VxRail Nodes
    • Standard

For questions related to consolidated architecture support, see VMware Validated Solutions Frequently Asked Questions.

Workload domain type support
  • Management workload domain
  • Virtual infrastructure (VI) workload domain
Scope of guidance
  • Detailed design for solution components.
  • Implementation guidance for solution components.
  • Operational guidance for the solution components, such as operational verification and password management.
  • Solution interoperability with other solution components, such as monitoring and alerting, logging and life cycle management.
Scope of implementation
  • Deployment and configuration of solution components:

    • VMware Aria Operations for Networks Platform Nodes
    • VMware Aria Operations for Networks Collector Nodes

  • Configuration of network analytics of VMware Cloud Foundation components:
    • ESXi
    • vCenter Server
    • NSX
Cloud type

Private Cloud

Maximum Number of VMs


Maximum Number of Total Flows

8 Million

Authentication, authorization, and access control
  • Use of roles for least-privilege access control.
  • Use of service accounts and least-privilege access control for solution integrations.
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