Data sources provide the application the ability to gather data from certain aspects of your data center. These range from your NSX installation to physical devices such as Cisco[TM] Chassis 4500 and Cisco[TM] N5K.

For each added Data source, the following information can be viewed at a glance:

  • All: Displays all the available data sources.

  • With Problems: Displays the data sources where vRealize Network Insight has found a problem.

  • With Recommendations: Displays auto generated recommendations from vRealize Network Insight for the data sources that require additional information.

  • Disabled: Displays the data sources that have been disabled.

For each data source, you can view the following details:

Table 1.



Device Type (nickname)

Displays name of the Data source.

IP Address/FQDN

Displays IP address or FQDN details for the Data Source.

Last Collection

Displays the last collection time on which the data is collected.

Discovered VMs

Displays the number of VMs that have been discovered for that data source.


Indicates if the data source is enabled or not.


Displays options to edit and delete data source.


The Discovered VMs column is populated only if the data source is vCenter or AWS source.