VRealize Network Insight VRNI

Step By Step How to Install VRNI

What is VRealize Network Insight VRNI

“Discover, Optimize, and Troubleshoot Apps, Network, and Security with Assurance and Verification, VMware vRealize Network Insight helps you build an optimized, highly-available, and secure network infrastructure across your Virtual Cloud Network, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments including NSX, VMware SD-WAN by Velocloud, vSphere, VMware Cloud on AWS, and Kubernetes deployments.” VMware Site

VRNI is a tool to collect and analyze the traffic between the applications and within the applications. It classifies the virtual environment based on the applications and each application to tiers. And the classifications in the VRNI to classify the vms is using roles either with matching the virtual machine name with suffix or by folders or tags, … in the application discovery.

Deploy the VRNI Appliance

Import the VRNI Applibance by deploying OVF in the VCenter or in the VMware Workstation:

First in the VCenter:

In the management cluster click Actions and select Deploy OVF Template

Select the virtual appliance location and click Next

Type the name of the virtual appliance and Select The datacenter and click Next.

Select the cluster and click Next.

Review and Click

Accept the licenses agreement and click Next.

Select Medium as this for lab, it’s also for the small and medium workload. And click Next.

Select the Storage and click Next.

Select The network and click Next.

Click Next

Second deploy on VMware Workstation:

Import the virtual appliance by double click or select import virtual machine. After selecting the file location and specifying the name and Accept the EULA and click Next.

Select the Size and click Next, Next Finish.

Configuring the VRNI appliance with the basic configuration

This configuration will be the same for the VRNI and the VRNI Proxy.

By Default will login with username (consoleuser) and password is console.

Write setup to start the configuration.

The first step in the configuration is to set the passwords.

Next to configure the network after confirming the network configurations type y or click Enter directly.

Now configuring the NTP and we should wait till the service sync. For the web proxy we skip it except if you have web proxy in the environment and we must use it to reach out.

Now we can use the web interface and the first thing you need to enter the product Key and validate .

Set the Admin password and click Activate.

Now the VRNI generate the shared secret that the VRNI proxy will use it to connect to the VRNI appliance.

Click Copy and go to the vrni proxy and start to deploy it.

Deploy the VRNI Proxy Appliance

Steps is same like the VRNI appliance only the shared Secret is the added step in importing the proxy.

Here we should past the shared Secret generated from the vrni web portal in the previous steps.

Here the same 5 steps to configure the basic configuration for the appliance like the vrni.

After finishing the configuration return to the vrni portal you will find that the proxy is detected and will receive the login portal to start work on the VRNI portal.