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


You must have the following permission:
  • Read-only user: vRealize Network Insight Cloud 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 Cloud user interface.
  • 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.
  • To use Network Assurance and Verification feature (Network Map), you must have a sysadmin role with privileges for accessing all the show commands on the system. See Dell EMC SmartFabric OS10 User Guide for details.


  1. On the Settings page, click Accounts and Data Sources.
  2. Click Add Source.
  3. Under Routers & Switches, click the Dell devices 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.
    Note: If you want to add Dell S4048, Z9100, or S6000 devices in vRealize Network Insight Cloud as a data source and if that Dell device is running on OS 10, then you must select Dell OS10 as an account or a source type while adding that Dell device as a data source in vRealize Network Insight Cloud.
  4. Click Validate.
  5. 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.
  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.

What to do next

For Dell OS10 Switches, Enable telemetry on Dell OS10 switches.