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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