You can add VMware Cloud on AWS - NSX Manager as a data source.


  • Generate API Tokens.
  • Ensure that the platform node has direct internet access. Also, the firewall rules must allow the platform to connect to the internet without any web proxy.
  • To use all the available vRealize Network Insight features and to enable DFW IPFIX on VMware Cloud on AWS Policy Manager, you must have the Administrator and the NSX Cloud Admin roles. However, you can access the features by having the NSX Cloud Auditor (read-only) role. See more details in the table:
    Organization Role Service Role Allowed Actions
    Org Member Administrator Add Data Source, Enable IPFIX
    Org Member Administrator and NSX Cloud Admin Add Data Source, Enable IPFIX
    Org Member VMware Cloud on AWS (All roles) Add Data Source, Enable IPFIX
    Org Member NSX Cloud Auditor Add Data Source Only


  1. Perform one of the following:
    • If you have not added VMware Cloud on AWS - vCenter,
      1. Add a VMware Cloud on AWS vCenter.
      2. Click Add NSX Manager.
    • If you have already added VMware Cloud on AWS - vCenter,
      1. Click Settings > Accounts and Data Source > Add Source.
      2. Under VMware Cloud on AWS, click VMware Cloud on AWS - NSX Manager.
  2. In the Add a new VMC NSX Manager Account page,
    • Select the corresponding vCenter.

      The collector is automatically selected based on the selection of the vCenter. VMware Cloud on AWS. You must add the NSX Manager to the same collector VM as that of the corresponding vCenter.

    • Provide the IP address and the API token that you have generated.

      The IP of the NSX Manager would be available in the Support tab of the VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC.

  3. Click Validate.
  4. If you want to collect IPFIX flows for DFW, select Enable DFW IPFIX.
    Note: The error messages pop up in the following scenarios:
    • You do not have the NSX Cloud Admin privilege.
    • You have already added four collectors to the DFW IPFIX collector profile. See also Unable to Enable DFW IPFIX.
  5. Enter Nickname and Notes (if any) for the data source and click Submit.