You can add Cisco ASR 1000 as a data source in vRealize Network Insight Cloud.


You must have the following permission:
  • Read-only user: vRealize Network Insight Cloud requires a read-only SSH account with a privilege level 15 to get the CLI data. You can have a privilege level lower than 15 but the read-only SSH account must be able to execute all show commands that vRealize Network Insight Cloud needs like show running-config, show running-config all, and so on.
  • Read-only SNMP user: vRealize Network Insight Cloud uses SNMP to collect metrics information from third-party devices (switches, routers, firewalls, and so on). The third-party devices must have SNMP enabled and be accessible from vRealize Network Insight Cloud.


  1. On the Settings page, click Accounts and Data Sources.
  2. Click Add Source.
  3. Under Routers & Switches, click the Cisco ASR 1000
  4. In the Add a New Cisco ASR 1000 Account or Source page provide the required information.
    Option Action
    Collector VM Select a collector VM from the drop-down menu.
    IP Address/FQDN Enter the IP address or the FQDN details.
    Username Enter the user name.
    Password Enter the password.
    Note: Ensure you are using the correct supported versions. To know about the supported products and versions, see Supported Products and Versions.
  5. Click VALIDATE.
  6. To enable a richer data collection, click Use SNMP (recommended for richer data collection) check box, and do the following:
    1. From the SNMP Version drop-down menu, select an SNMP version. Depending on which version of SNMP you have selected, do the following:
      Option Action
      2c In the Community String text box, enter a community string.
      1. Enter Username, Context Name.
      2. From the Authentication Type drop-down, select an authentication type and enter the Authentication Password.
      3. From the Privacy Type drop-down, select a privacy type and enter the Privacy Password.
  7. Define the polling interval for the configuration data collection. You can set the polling interval from 10 minutes to 7 days.
    • Preset - Select the interval time from the predefined time set.
    • Custom Interval - Set a value and select Minutes, Hours, and Days.
    • Fixed Schedule - Select the days and set the time to schedule the interval.
  8. In the Nickname text box, enter a nickname.
  9. In the Notes (Optional) text box, you can add a note if necessary.
  10. Click SUBMIT.