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. Select the destination folder in which you want to create the VM and give a desired name to the VM.
  4. Select a Host/Cluster where you want to run the deployed template.
  5. Select the Resource Pool in which you want to deploy this template.
  6. Verify the OVF template details.
  7. Read the End User License Agreement and click Accept.
  8. Select the Deployment Configuration.
  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. (Optional) Web Proxy IP/FQDN and Web Proxy Port: For accessing the Internet using a proxy
    2. Select the Health Telemetry Enable check box to improve the product by sending anonymous data about product performance.
    3. IPv4 Address: First reserved static IP address
    4. Netmask: Subnet mask for the above static IP
    5. Gateway: Default gateway of your network
    6. DNS Server List: DNS servers of your environment
    7. (Optional) Domain Search List: Determines which domain to be appended for dns lookups.
    8. 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.
  13. Review the details and click Finish.

  14. Switch on the VM manually after the deployment.