You can import the vRealize Network Insight Proxy OVA using vSphere Windows native client.


  1. Click File > Deploy OVF Template.
  2. Browse to select the source location of OVA.
  3. Verify the OVF template details.
  4. Read the End-User License Agreement and click Accept.
  5. Ensure the desired folder is selected and give a name to the VM.
  6. Select the Deployment Configuration.
  7. Select a Host/Cluster where you want to run the deployed template.
  8. Select the Resource Pool in which you want to deploy this template.
  9. Select the Datastore where you want to store the files.
  10. Select Thin Provision as the Virtual Disk format.
  11. Select the Network that the deployed VM will use.
  12. Map the network from OVA to your inventory.
  13. Customize the template as mentioned below:
    1. Shared Secret for vRealize Network Insight Proxy: The shared secret generated on the onboarding page
    2. IPv4 Address: Second reserved static IP address
    3. Netmask: Subnet mask for the above static IP
    4. Gateway: Default gateway of your network
    5. DNS Server List: DNS servers of your environment
    6. (Optional) : Domain Search List : Determines which domain to be appended for dns lookups
    7. NTP Server List: You can either enter your own list of NTP servers or you can also use the defaults already provided
    8. (Optional) : HTTP Proxy IP/FQDN and HTTP Proxy Port: For accessing the Internet using a proxy
    9. (Optional) : Syslog server IP : IP address of the syslog server where you want to send the syslog messages
    10. Uncheck the Log Push Enable checkbox if you do not want to send diagnostic and troubleshooting data to VMware.
    11. Select the Health Telemetry Enable checkbox, to improve the product by sending anonymous data about product performance.
  14. Review the details and select the Power on after deployment checkbox then click Finish.

    After the vRealize Network Insight Proxy OVA is deployed and running, you must verify whether the given static IP is set on vCenter Server.

  15. Click Finish, once Proxy Detected! message is displayed on the onboarding page. It will redirect to the Login Page.