You can deploy vRealize Network Insight using vSphere Windows native client.


  1. Click File > Deploy OVF Template.
  2. Browse to select the source location of the OVA.
  3. Click Next and Verify OVF template details.
  4. Ensure that the desired folder is selected and give a name to the VM.
  5. Select the Deployment Configuration.
  6. Select a Host/Cluster where you want to run the deployed template.
  7. Select the Resource Pool in which you want to deploy this template.
  8. Select the Datastore where you want to store the files.
  9. Select Thin Provision as the Virtual Disk format.
  10. Map the Network from OVA to your inventory
  11. 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 the NTP Server can be reached from the VM. The services will fail to start if NTP time is out of sync.
    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.
  12. Review the details and select the Power on after deployment checkbox, then click Finish.