You can import the vRealize Network Insight Proxy OVA 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 uses.
  12. Customize the template as mentioned as follows:
    1. (Optional) Web Proxy IP/FQDNand Web Proxy Port: For accessing the Internet using a proxy
    2. To improve the product by sending anonymous data about product performance, select the Health Telemetry Enable check box.
    3. Shared Secret for vRealize Network Insight Proxy: The shared secret generated on the onboarding page
    4. IPv4 Address: Second reserved static IP address
    5. Netmask: Subnet mask for the preceding static IP
    6. Gateway: Default gateway of your network
    7. DNS Server List: DNS servers of your environment

      For multiple DNS servers, ensure that they are separated by commas.

    8. (Optional) Domain Search List : Determines which domain to be appended for dns lookups
    9. NTP Server List: Enter the list of NTP servers and ensure that the NTP Server can be reached from the VM. The services fail to start if NTP time is out of sync.

      For multiple NTP servers, ensure that they are separated by commas.

    10. Deselect the Log Push Enable check box if you do not want to send diagnostic and troubleshooting data to VMware.
  13. Review the details and click Finish.
  14. Switch on the VM manually after the deployment.