You can add VMware HCX as a data source in vRealize Network Insight.

For L2 extension, you must always add the VMware HCX for the source data center. For example, if you have a single stretch network, from data center (DC) 1 to DC 2, then you must add VMware HCX of the DC 1 in vRealize Network Insight Cloud to get the flow details. For a L shaped stretch, where your extension is between DC 1 to DC 2 and from DC 2 to DC 3, then you must add VMware HCX of the DC 1 and 2 in vRealize Network Insight Cloud.


You must have Enterprise Administrator access.


  1. On the Settings page, click Accounts and Data Sources.
  2. Click Add Source.
  3. Under VMware Managers, click VMware HCX.
  4. In the Add a New VMware HCX 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.
  5. Click Validate.
  6. In the Nickname text box, enter a nickname.
  7. (Optional) In the Notes text box, you can add a note if necessary.
  8. Click Submit.