You can add a Cisco ISR 4000 series router 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 the following permissions:

    • Read-only user: vRealize Network Insight Cloud requires a read-only SSH account with a privilege level 15 to get the CLI data. You can have a privilege level lower than 15 but the read-only SSH account must be able to execute all show commands that vRealize Network Insight Cloud needs like show running-config, show running-config all, and so on.
    • Read-only SNMP user: vRealize Network Insight Cloud uses SNMP to collect metrics information from third-party devices (switches, routers, firewalls, and so on). The third-party devices must have SNMP enabled and be accessible from vRealize Network Insight Cloud.

Procedure

  1. From the left navigation pane, go to Settings > Accounts and Data Sources.
  2. Click Add Source.
  3. Under Routers & Switches, click the Cisco ISR 4000.
  4. In the Add a New Cisco ISR 4000 Account or Source page provide the required information.
    Option Action
    Collector (Proxy) 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.
    Web Proxy (Optional) Select a web proxy from the drop-down menu.
    Note: The Web Proxy (Optional) is visible only if you have configured a web proxy in vRealize Network Insight.
    Note: Ensure you are using the correct supported versions. To know about the supported products and versions, see Supported Products and Versions.
  5. To enable a richer data collection, click Use SNMP (recommended for richer data collection) check box, and do the following:
    1. From the SNMP Version drop-down menu, select an SNMP version. Depending on which version of SNMP you have selected, do the following:
      Option Action
      2c In the Community String text box, enter a community string.
      3
      1. Enter Username, Context Name.
      2. From the Authentication Type drop-down, select an authentication type and enter the Authentication Password.
      3. From the Privacy Type drop-down, select a privacy type and enter the Privacy Password.
  6. Define the polling interval for the configuration data collection. You can set the polling interval from 10 minutes to 7 days.
    • Preset - Select the interval time from the predefined time set.
    • Custom Interval - Set a value and select Minutes, Hours, and Days.
    • Fixed Schedule - Select the days and set the time to schedule the interval.
  7. Click Validate.
  8. (Optional) In the Nickname text box, enter a nickname.
  9. (Optional) In the Notes text box, add a note if necessary.
  10. Click Submit.