Whenever you add an NSX data source, you can enable the automatic edge data collection. In the previous releases, the edge data collection was done either by NSX Central CLI or Edge-SSH session. From the current release onwards, the edge data collection is done by NSX Central CLI. So no edge data providers are created under NSX Manager.

Note:

Validation of NSX User Privileges

While adding the NSX data source and enabling the edge population, the NSX user privileges are validated.

Suppose that a user has the enterprise admin privilege in NSX 6.3 and is working on the current release of vRealize Network Insight, an Insufficient Privileges error comes up on the Accounts and Data Sources page for VMware NSX Manager. The error is shown because the user has to be a super user to run the NSX Central CLI commands in NSX 6.3.

Table 1.

NSX Version

User

NSX 6.4 and the further releases

  • To add NSX Manager as a data source, you have to be a super user, an enterprise administrator, an auditor, or an NSX security administrator.

  • An enterprise administrator, a super user, an NSX security administrator, or an auditor can run the NSX Central CLI commands required by vRealize Network Insight.

Note:

An NSX network administrator cannot add NSX Manager as a data source.

NSX 6.2 and the further releases before NSX 6.4

  • The user should be an administrator to enable the edge data population.

  • An auditor, a super user, or an NSX security administrator can run the NSX Central CLI commands required by vRealize Network Insight.

  • The user credentials that need to be provided while adding NSX Manager as a data source must be of an enterprise admin or super user.