You can add VMware HCX as a data source in vRealize Network Insight.

For L2 extension, you must always add the VMware HCX for the source data center. For example, if you have a single stretch network, from data center (DC) 1 to DC 2, then you must add VMware HCX of the DC 1 in vRealize Network Insight to get the flow details. For a L shaped stretch, where your extension is between DC 1 to DC 2 and from DC 2 to DC 3, then you must add VMware HCX of the DC 1 and 2 in vRealize Network Insight.


You must have Enterprise Administrator access.


  1. Go to Settings > Accounts and Data Sources.
  2. Click Add Source.
  3. Under VMware Managers, click VMware HCX.
  4. In the Add a New VMware HCX Account or Source page, provide the required information.
    Option Action
    Collector VM Select a collector VM from the drop-down menu.
    IP Address/FQDN Enter the IP address or the FQDN details.
    Username Enter the user name.
    Password Enter the password.
  5. Click Validate.
  6. (Optional) In the Nickname text box, enter a nickname.
  7. (Optional) In the Notes text box, add a note if necessary.
  8. Click Submit.