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, you can view the following information:

  • 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.




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.

Collector VM

Displays the name of the collector to which the data source has been added. This column is not visible if all the listed data sources have been added on the same collector. You can view this column only if the data sources are present on different collectors.


Indicates if the data source is enabled or not.


Displays options to edit and delete the data source.

Network Insight provides the following functions to enable easy access to the information of data sources.

  • You can perform search for a data source by its name, its IP address, or by the collector VM name by using the search bar above the column headers.

  • You can filter information by different data sources in the Type( Nickname) column.

  • You can filter information by various collector VMs in the Collector VM column.

  • The data sources are sorted by their types and nicknames in the alphabetical order.


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