You must create VMware Cloud on AWS groups and firewall rules to build communication with vRealize Network Insight Cloud.

Prerequisites

  • Deploy vRealize Network Insight Cloud platform and collector (for on-premise) or get the valid subscription (for cloud service).
  • You must have required privileges. See Add a VMware Cloud on AWS - vCenter and Add a VMware Cloud on AWS - NSX Manager.
  • Deploy a VMware Cloud on AWS software-defined data center (SDDC) 1.8 and later with NSX-T networking.
  • Configure Firewall Rules for communication between vRealize Network Insight Cloud platform and collector.
  • For the port requirements of incoming traffic, see the Ports for the Collector Server table on the System Ports page.
  • Ensure you allow the HTTPS port 443 in the firewall to communicate between the Platform and the following domains:
    • *.vmwareidentity.com

    • gaz.csp-vidm-prod.com

    • *.vmware.com

    • *.ni-onsaas.com

  • Ensure you allow the HTTPS port 443 in the firewall to communicate between the Collector and the following domain:
    • vmc.vmware.com

Configure Firewall Rules for communication between vRealize Network Insight Cloud platform and collector

Configuring firewall rules in VMware Cloud on AWS includes:
  • Creating a VMware Cloud on AWS group for vRealize Network Insight Cloud collector.
    1. Log in to VMware Cloud on AWS at https://vmc.vmware.com.
    2. On the Networking & Security tab, click Inventory > Groups.
    3. On the Groups card, click COMPUTE GROUPS, then click ADD GROUP and give the group a Name and an optional Description.
    4. Click Set Members to open the Select Members page.
    5. Provide the vRealize Network Insight Cloud collector VM details.

      You use this group in the firewall rules that you create later to allow communication between VMware Cloud on AWS NSX Manager and vRealize Network Insight Cloud.

  • Create a firewall rule.
    1. Log in to the VMC Console at https://vmc.vmware.com.
    2. On the Networking & Security tab, click Gateway Firewall.
    3. On the Gateway Firewall card, click Compute Gateway, then click ADD RULE and give the new rule a Name.
    4. Enter the parameters for the new rule.
      • Sources: Enter the name of the VMware Cloud on AWS group containing the vRealize Network Insight Cloud collector IP address.
      • Destinations: Select Any.
      • Services: Select HTTPS, DNS, DNS-UDP, NTP, ICMP.
      • Action: Select Allow.
      • Applied To: Select Internet Interface.

      • Logging: Enable logging if required. Else this field is unchanged.

        The new rule is enabled by default. Slide the toggle to the left to disable it.

    5. Click Publish.

Configure Firewall Rules for communication between collector and NSX Manager, and collector and vCenter

  1. Log in to the VMC Console at https://vmc.vmware.com.
  2. On the Networking & Security tab, click Gateway Firewall.
  3. On the Gateway Firewall card, click Management Gateway, then click ADD RULE and give the new rule a Name.
  4. Enter the parameters for the new rule.
    • Sources: Enter the name of the VMware Cloud on AWS group containing the vRealize Network Insight Cloud collector IP address.
    • Destinations: Select System Defined Groups, search for NSX Manager, and then select the NSX Manager entry.
    • Services: Select HTTPS (443).
    • Action: Select Allow.
    • Logging: Enable logging if required.

      The new rule is enabled, by default. Slide the toggle to disable it.

  5. Click Publish.
  6. Perform the same steps to configure a rule for the vCenter Server.
    Note: Ensure to select the vCenter for the Destinations field in Step 4.