You can manually create an application in the vRealize Network Insight user interface.


  1. On the vRealize Network Insight home page, click Security > Applications.
  2. On the Applications tab, click Add Application.
  3. On the Add Application page, in the Application Name text box, enter a name for the application you want to create.
  4. In the Tier/Deployment section, enter a unique name.
    You can create a tier/department for VMs, physical machines, or services as per your requirements.
  5. In the Members field,
    1. Select a condition from the drop-down menu to create a tier.
      You can define a condition based on VM Properties, location of VMs (application, cluster, folders) and also based on the Kubernetes services (service name, cluster IP address, namespace, cluster IP, or service labels).

      To search a specific Kubernetes service that has the same name or the same IP or the same tag in multiple clusters, you use custom search.

    2. Enter or select the value that you want to add to the tier.
      For entering multiple values, use comma after individual values.
    To add a service to be part of the tier, select Service Name and enter the name in the value.
    Based on the defined condition, you see the associated or related VM count, or the physical IP count, or the service count.
  6. To add any additional conditions, click Add another Condition.
  7. (Optional) To create another tier under one application, click Add Tier/Deployment.
    You can create multiple tier under one application.
    The appilcation creates all the tiers and shows the count of VMs, Physical IPs and services matching all the conditions.
  8. (Optional) To create a dynamic threshold configuration, select the Enable Threshold Analytics check box.
    The system creates a threshold configuration in the Threshold Configurations page. vRealize Network Insight created threshold configuration name starts with Sys prefix.
    • If you add a member in application and select the Enable Threshold Analytics check-box, it might take around 20 minutes to reflect the member in the threshold configuration page.
    • You cannot delete a system generated threshold configuration. When you delete the application or clear the Enable Threshold Analytics check-box and save the application, the system generated threshold configuration related to that application automatically gets deleted.
  9. Select Analyze Flows to view the flows before you finally add the application. You can see the tiers based on VMs or physical addresses accordingly.
  10. Click Save.
    Note: If your application does not have any VMware VM and you select Enable Threshold Analytics check box, you cannot save the application. You must add a VMware VM or clear the Enable Threshold Analytics check box to save your application.
  11. (Optional) To preview the flow analysis, click Preview Flows.
    Shows the Micro-Segment view for the application.

What to do next

You can see the application details under Saved Application.