vRealize Network Insight supports several products and versions.

Data Source

Version/Model

Connection Protocol

Permissions/Privileges

Amazon Web Services (Enterprise License Only)

Not Applicable

HTTPS

Refer the Adding an AWS Data Source section in the vRealize Network Insight User Guide.

Arista switches

7050TX, 7250QX, 7050QX-32S, 7280SE-72

SSH, SNMP

Read only user

Read only SNMP user

Brocade Switches

VDX 6740, VDX 6940, MLX, MLXe

SSH, SNMP

Read only user

Read only SNMP user

Check Point Firewall

Check Point R80

HTTPS

Administrator with Read Write permissions

The Check Point Management Server should accept API access from the Collector IP address. It can be set up from Manage & Settings > Blades > Management API > Advanced Settings.

Cisco ACI

3.2

HTTPS (to APIC controller)

SNMP (to APIC controller and ACI switches)

To connect to the APIC controller REST API over HTTPS, a user with the read-only permission having access to all the tenants is required

For SNMP, the user needs the read-only permission.

Cisco ASA

X Series with OS 9.4

SSH, SNMP

The user should have rights to switch to the enable mode. The user's password should be same as the one used for the enable mode of Cisco ASA.

Cisco Catalyst

3000, 3750, 4500, 6000, 6500

SSH, SNMP

Read only SNMP user with default privilege level 15

Cisco Nexus

3000, 5000, 7000, 9000

SSH, SNMP

Read only user

Read only SNMP user

Cisco UCS (Unified Computing System)

Series B blade servers, Series C rack servers, Chassis, Fabric interconnect

UCS Manager: HTTPS

UCS Fabric: SSH, SNMP

Read only user

Read only SNMP user

Dell switches

FORCE10 MXL 10, FORCE10 S6000, S4048, Z9100, S4810, PowerConnect 8024

SSH, SNMP

Read only user

Read only SNMP user

F5 BIG - IP

12.1.2 and later

HTTPS, SSH, SNMP

The user must have at least the guest role. Also, TMSH must be enabled and must have access to all partitions. F5 BIG-IP supports routed mode only.

HP

HP Virtual Connect Manager 4.41, HP OneView 3.0

HP OneView 3.0: HTTPS

HP Virtual Connect Manager 4.41: SSH

Read only user

Infoblox

Infoblox NIOS version 8.0, 8.1, 8.2

HTTPS

Read only user with API Interface access

Read-only permissions for DNS object types as follows:

  • Permission Type - DNS

  • Resource - A Records, DNS Zones, DNS Views

Juniper Switches

EX3300, QFX 51xx Series (JunOS v12 & v15, without QFabric)

Netconf, SSH, SNMP

Read only user

Read only SNMP user

Palo Alto Networks

Panorama 7.0.x, 7.1, 8.0

HTTPS

Read only user

Admin role profile is required for an administrator.

VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC)

M5P2

Note:

Only NSX-T based VMC SDDCs are supported.

HTTPS

  • For VMC vCenter - Cloud Administrator role

  • VMC NSX Manager - NSX Cloud Admin, NSX Cloud Auditor (read-only).

Note:

NSX Cloud Admin privileges are required for enabling DFW IPFIX on the VMC NSX Manager.

VMware NSX-V

Supported Versions

SSH, HTTPS

NSX Manager Data Provider requires the Enterprise role.

For 6.2.x & 6.3.x if Central CLI is used, then provide system admin credentials.

VMware NSX-T

Supported Versions

HTTPS

Read only user

VMware vRealize Log Insight

Supported Versions

HTTPS

API user with permissions to install, configure, and manage the content pack

VMware vSphere

Supported Versions

For IPFIX, VMware ESXi version needed:

  • 5.5 Update 2 (Build 2068190) and above

  • 6.0 Update 1b (Build 3380124) and above

  • VMware VDS 5.5 and above

Note:

Vmware tools should be installed on all the VMs in the data center to identify the VM to VM path.

HTTPS

Read only user

Privileges required to configure and use IPFIX

vCenter Server Credentials with privileges:

Distributed Switch: Modify

dvPort group: Modify

The predefined roles in the vCenter server must have the following privileges assigned at root level that need to be propagated to the children roles:

System.Anonymous

System.Read

System.View

global.settings