What is VMware vRealize Network Insight?
VMware vRealize Network Insight (vRNI)
– End Troubleshooting
network visibility & analytics
Network Health & Performance
& security analysis
– end visibility of overlay (virtual) & underlay (physical) network.
Provides details of how these layers
are connected & what’s happening in each layer & what traffic is flowing through them.
Audit & Compliance:
tracks all the changes for audit and compliance purpose.
Provides detailed report on the historical changes &
how they impacted security of a virtual machine.
Application behavior for Micro-segmentation:
Enables to understand each
application behavior and how different tiers communicate with each other.
This enables setting up the
Micro Segmentation policy & frame work based on the real data.
Operationalizing NSX based environments:
provides simple “Google-like” search & intuitive UI to operate NSX based environments.
Enables ease of troubleshooting.
vRealize Network Insight Platform
It is a VM which provides the analytics, user interface
& data management for Network Insight.
vRealize Network Insight Proxy
It is a VM
which connects to various data sources supported by Network Insight, such as vCenter, NSX and physical network devices.
Network Insight uses Internet Protocol Flow Information Export (IPFIX) which is also referred as Netflow.
Data sources needs to be added to collected the data.
The data sources can be vCenter, NSX
Manager, Physical routers & Switches.
vCenter is added as a data source to the Network Insight IPFIX configures the distributed switches to send traffic flow information to vRealize Network Insight.