If you are an enterprise license user, you can add NSX Advanced Load Balancer as a data source in vRealize Network Insight Cloud.

Prerequisites

  • You must verify the following information:

    • The data source and its version is supported in vRealize Network Insight Cloud. For more information, see Supported Products and Versions.
    • The data source follows VMware Ports and Protocols supported in vRealize Network Insight Cloud. For more information, see VMware Ports and Protocols.
  • You must have access to NSX Advanced Load Balancer APIs.
  • You must you must have at least Read access to the following groups and resources:
    Group Resource
    Application
    • Virtual Service
    • Pool
    • Pool Group
    Operations
    • Alert Config
    • Alert
    Infrastructure
    • Cloud
    • Service Engine
    • Service Engine Group
    • Virtual Routing Framework (VRF) Context
    Administration
    • System Settings
    • Controller
    Accounts
    • Users
    • Roles
    • Tenant
    Profiles Analytics Profiles

    In NSX Advanced Load Balancer, the authorization of a user account is decided based the combination of roles and tenants. For more information, see the NSX Advanced Load Balancer documentation.

Procedure

  1. Go to Settings > Accounts and Data Sources.
  2. Click Add Source.
  3. Under Load Balancers, select NSX Advanced Load Balancer.
  4. On the Add a new NSX Advanced Load Balancer Account or Source page, provide the following details:
    Option Action
    Collector VM Select a collector VM from the drop-down menu.
    IP Address/FQDN Enter the IP address or the FQDN details of the NSX Advanced Load Balancer Cluster or Controller.
    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.

Results

After adding the data source, it takes some time to display the NSX Advanced Load Balancer details such as the integration with NSX-T Data Center.

To perform a search on NSX Advanced Load Balancer entities, use the query string NSX-ALB Data Source.