You can add Cisco Nexus switches as a data source in vRealize Network Insight Cloud.

Note: If you have a Nexus device configured with multiple Virtual Device Contexts (VDC) then you need to individually specify VDC associated IP address as separate data sources.



  1. On the Settings page, click Accounts and Data Sources.
  2. Click Add Source.
  3. Under Routers & Switches, click the Cisco Nexus switch that you want to add and 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: To know about the supported products and versions, see Supported Products and Versions.
  4. 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.
  5. In the Nickname text box, enter a nickname.
  6. (Optional) In the Notes text box, you can add a note if necessary.
  7. Click Submit.