You must add data sources into vRealize Network Insight to gather data of your data center.

To add a data source, go to Settings > Accounts and Data Sources > Add Source.

After adding a data source, you are navigated to the Accounts and Data Sources page where data sources are categorized based on the following options:
  • All: Displays all the available data sources.
  • With Problems: Displays the data sources where vRealize Network Insight has found a problem.
  • With Recommendations: Displays auto generated recommendations from vRealize Network Insight for the data sources that require additional information.
  • Disabled: Displays the data sources that have been disabled.
Click a data source to view the following details:
Properties Description
Type (Nickname) Displays name of the data source.
Identifier Displays IP address or FQDN details for the data source.
Last Metric Collection Displays the time stamp of the last metric data collection.
Last Configuration Collection Displays the time stamp of the last configuration data collection.
Polling Interval Displays the polling interval that is defined for the data source
Discovered VMs Displays the number of VMs that have been discovered for that data source.
Note: The Discovered VMs column is populated only if the data source is vCenter or AWS source.
Flows Displays the flows count for the data source.
Data Collection Indicates if the date collection on the data source is enabled or not.
Note: vRealize Network Insight allows you to select the columns that you want to view in the table. You can view the details of maximum five columns.
In addition, you see the option to edit or delete a data source, and for the data sources that support customizable polling interval, you see the Collect Now option to run the configuration data collection process.

vRealize Network Insight provides the following functions to enable easy access to the information of data sources.

  • You can search a data source by name, IP address, or by the collector VM name by using the search bar locate above the column headers.
  • You can filter information by different data sources in the Type( Nickname) column.
  • You can filter information by various collector VMs in the Collector VM column.

vRealize Network Insight enables you to add different types of VMware products and other third party data sources ranging from public cloud, containers, firewalls, routers and switches, and load balancers.