You can add Cisco ASR/ISR routers as a data source in vRealize Network Insight only for the SD-WAN assessment. vRealize Network Insight does not support Cisco ASR/ISR routers as a data source for any other purposes.

vRealize Network Insight supports the following version for the Cisco ASR/ISR for SD-WAN Assessment only:
Version/Model Supported OS OS Version
ASR 1K, ISR4K, CSR1Kv, ISR1K Cisco IOS XE Software 16.07.01


Ensure that:

  • You have an Enterprise license
  • The data source and its version is supported in vRealize Network Insight. For more information, see Supported Products and Versions.
  • The data source follows VMware Ports and Protocols supported in vRealize Network Insight. For more information, see VMware Ports and Protocols.


  1. Go to Settings > Accounts and Data Sources.
  2. Click Add Source.
  3. Under WAN, select Cisco ASR/ISR (SD-WAN Assessment).
  4. On the Add a New Cisco ASR/ISR Account or Source page, provide the required information.
    Option Action
    Collector VM Select a collector VM from the drop-down menu.
    IP Address Enter the IP address details.
    Note: You cannot add this data source using any FQDN. You must enter the IP address details to add this data source.
    Username Enter the user name.
    Password Enter the password.
  5. Click Validate.
  6. From the SNMP Version drop-down menu, select the 2C.
  7. In the Community String text box, enter a community string.
  8. Map each uplink interface to either MPLS or Internet. To map the uplink interface, click the drop-down menu against each Interface Name and select an appropriate option.
    By default, vRealize Network Insight fetches and lists all your uplink interfaces.
  9. In the Nickname text box, enter a nickname.
  10. In the Site and Region text box, enter an appropriate site and region name.
  11. (Optional) In the Notes text box, add a note if necessary.
  12. Click Submit.

What to do next

  1. Add a Physical Flow Collector for NetFlow and sFlow.
  2. Configure the Cisco ASR/ISR to send the NetFlow information to vRealize Network Insight Collector. For information on configuring a NetFlow, see Configure a NetFlow Collector in a Physical Device.
    Note: It takes around four hours to collect enough flow information for the SD-WAN assessment.
  3. Go to Viewing SD-WAN Assessment Details page to access your SD-WAN assessment details.