Deploying vRealize Network insight 5.x - A step by step walkthrough





vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps customers build an optimized, highly-available, and secure network infrastructure across multi-cloud environments. It accelerates micro-segmentation planning and deployment, enables visibility across virtual and physical networks, and provides operational views to manage and scale VMware NSX deployments.

System requirements: 

Port requirements : 


To install vRealize Network Insight, you install the platform OVA, activate the license, generate a shared secret, and setup collector OVA 





























  • The network and other configurations will be performed after the deplyoment of the OVA




  • Power on the Platform VM and Open VM console 








  • Login as 'consoleuser' and enter the password.  
    Note: I made a mistake with the username and hence the error 


  • Type setup to enter configuration screen
Here you will be asked to enter the following 
  1. User Passwords
  2. Network configuration details 
  3. NTP details 
  4. Proxy details 





  • Once the Setup is complete, you should be able to access the Network Insight server
  • Enter the license 



  • Generate the Collector shared secret key. 






  • Time to deploy the Proxy / Collector OVA










  • Enter the copied Shared key here. 



  • Go through the setup for the Proxy server same as we did it for Platform. 








  • Once the Proxy OVA configuration completes the Platform detects the server and lets you Finish the wizard. 





  • During the first time login, it takes you through a tour. Enjoy learning 😃

Hope this helped. 



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