You can deploy vRealize Network Insight using vSphere Web Client.


  1. Right-click on the Datacenter where you want to install the appliance and select Deploy OVF Template.
  2. Browse to select the source location of the appliance OVA.
  3. Verify the OVF template details.
  4. Read the End User License Agreement and click Accept.
  5. Select the destination folder in which you want to create the VM and give a desired 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.

    Selected network should allow the appliance to reach out to the Internet for support and upgrade.

  12. Customize the template as mentioned below:
    1. IPv4 Address: First reserved static IP address
    2. Netmask: Subnet mask for the above static IP
    3. Gateway: Default gateway of your network
    4. DNS Server List: DNS servers of your environment
    5. (Optional) : DNS Server List: DNS servers of your environment
    6. Domain Search List: Determines which domain to be appended for dns lookups.
    7. (Optional) : NTP Server List: Enter the list of NTP servers and ensure that NTP Server can be reached from the VM. The services will fail to start if NTP time is out of sync.
    8. (Optional) : Web Proxy IP/FQDN and Web Proxy Port: For accessing the Internet using a proxy
    9. (Optional) : Syslog server IP : Syslog server IP [Optional]: 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.
  13. Review the details and select the Power on after deployment checkbox, then click Finish.