You can set up vRealize Network Insight collector by importing OVA to your VMware vCenter server.

To add a Collector VM, you must do the following:
  1. Download the Collector VM OVA.
  2. Generate and copy the shared secret.
  3. Deploy the data collector VM OVA using vSphere web client or vSphere windows native client.
Note: Before you add a Collector VM, ensure that you review and meet Recommendation for the Collector Deployment for optimum performance. To know about the Collector deployment requirement, see the System Recommendations and Requirements topic.