You can add Mellanox switches as a data source in vRealize Network Insight. You can add the following Mellanox switches as a data source: SN2010, SN2100, SN2410, SN2700, SN3420, SN3700c, and SN4600c.


You must have the following permission:
  • Read-only user: vRealize Network Insight requires read-only third-party device credentials (passwords) to access the SSH data. These passwords are added when configuring the third-party data provider in vRealize Network Insight user interface.
  • Read-only SNMP user: vRealize Network Insight 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.


  1. On the Settings page, click Accounts and Data Sources.
  2. Click Add Source.
  3. Under Routers & Switches, click Mellanox SN2100/SN2410 .
  4. In the Add a New Mellanox SN2100/SN2410 Account or Source page, provide the required information.
    Option Action
    Collector (Proxy) 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.
  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. Form 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. In the Nickname text box, enter a nickname.
  8. (Optional) In the Notes text box, you can add a note if necessary.
  9. Click Submit.