vRealize Network Insight Cloud provides end-to-end network visibility across VMware NSX-T, VMware SD-WAN, VMware Cloud, public cloud, and other multi-cloud deployments. Cloud, network, and security administrators can use vRealize Network Insight Cloud to view usage details across all their clouds, both public and private. This document introduces you to the vRealize Network Insight Cloud service.

vRealize Network Insight Cloud provides you visibility into the network flows and security of your on-premise and cloud applications, and helps you administer your NSX-based Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Use vRealize Network Insight Cloud to monitor and diagnose problems with your network resources.

For example, you can check your network flows, your virtual machine and NSX security rules, plan for optimal micro segmentation, and take other network management actions.

To successfully on-boarded with vRealize Network Insight Cloud, you must do the following:

Task Procedure
Sign-up for VMware Cloud Services and request for vRealize Network Insight Cloud trial Sign up to vRealize Network Insight Cloud
Note:
  • Ensure you are familiar with the trial limits. See Trial limits.
Log in to vRealize Network Insight Cloud Start vRealize Network Insight Cloud Trial
Deploy Collector and connect to Cloud Platform Setting up Network Insight Collector (OVA)
Note:
  • Ensure you allow the HTTPS port 443 in the firewall to communicate between the Collector and the following domain:
    • us.pd.ni-onsaas.com (US region)
    • uk.pd.ni-onsaas.com (UK region)
    • de.pd.ni-onsaas.com (Frankfurt region)
    • au.pd.ni-onsaas.com (Sydney region)
    • jp.pd.ni-onsaas.com (Tokyo region)
    • ca.pd.ni-onsaas.com (Canada region)

    You can locate a region from the browser URL that you use to access the service. For example, in the URL https://ca.www.mgmt.cloud.vmware.com/ni, ca indicates CA (Canada) region. Similarly in the URL https://us.www.mgmt.cloud.vmware.com/ni, us indicates the US region.

    For details about other ports and protocols required for vRealize Network Insight Cloud, see VMware Ports and Protocols.

(Optional) Deploy Collector for VMware SD-WAN Setting up Network Insight Collector (AMI) in AWS for VMware SD-WAN
Note: If your environment does not have a vCenter server, and you want to deploy your collector in a cloud environment then you can deploy your collector in AWS.
Add data sources in vRealize Network Insight Cloud Adding a Data Source in vRealize Network Insight Cloud

After you successfully on-board with vRealize Network Insight Cloud, you can view the data source related information, do micro-segmentation plannings, plan application security and migration, and many more. To know more, see Using VMware vRealize Network Insight Cloud.