vRealize Network Insight Cloud supports multiple series of Huawei Cloud Engine switches.


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 at least Read-Only permissions.


  1. Go to Settings > Accounts and Data Sources.
  2. Click Add Source.
  3. Under Routers & Switches, select Huawei 6800/7800/8800 Series and provide the required 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.
    Username Enter the user name.
    Password Enter the password.
  4. Click Validate.
  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.
      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. (Optional) In the Nickname text box, enter a nickname.
  8. (Optional) In the Notes text box, add a note if necessary.
  9. Click Submit.

What to do next

You can use the following features of vRealize Network Insight Cloud with Huawei devices or routers.
  • VM-VM path
  • VM Underlay topology
  • Huawei Router or Switch dashboard
  • Metrics: Switch port and router interface metrics
  • Dashboards
    • Huawei Router or Switch
    • Router Interfaces
    • Port Channels
    • Switch Ports
    • Routes
  • High availability: supports M-LAG (Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation) and VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol)
  • Searches
    • VRF (Virtual routing and forwarding) of Huawei
    • Router Interface of Huawei
    • Switch port of Huawei
    • Port Channel of Huawei
    • Routes in Huawei
  • Huawei NetStream data monitoring