VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security

Optimize network performance and availability with visibility and analytics across virtual and physical networks. Provide planning and recommendations for implementing micro-segmentation security, plus operational views to quickly and confidently manage and scale VMware NSX deployment.


vRealize Network Insight Overview

Discover how vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for networking and security for physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

Infographic: How to Solve the Virtual and Physical Network Puzzle


Customer eBook: vRealize Network Insight and VMware NSX

This eBook highlights the use cases that increase SLAs, improve IT agility, and reduce complexity in SDDC environments with vRealize Network Insight.


VMware on VMware: Using vRealize Network Insight to Manage VMware's Private Cloud

Learn how VMware is using vRealize Network Insight for micro-segmentation and datacenter management.

What vRealize Network Insight Does

Micro-Segmentation Planning, Recommendations and Compliance

Comprehensive netflow assessment and analysis lets you model security groups and firewall rules. Recommendations make microsegmentation easier to deploy. Continuously monitor and audit compliance postures over time.

Optimize Network Performance with 360 Visibility

Get virtual and physical network topology mapping and performance optimization across overlay and underlay.

Ensure Health and Availability of NSX Deployment

The Intuitive UI and natural language search helps you quickly pinpoint issues and accelerate troubleshooting. Get best practices for deployment and compliance.

vRealize Network Insight Use Case Videos

Plan Micro-segmentation Deployment and Ensure Compliance

Optimize Network Performance with 360° Visibility and Analysis

Ensure Best Practices, Health and Availability of NSX Deployment



Get converged visibility across overlay and underlay, virtual and physical, private and public cloud. Integration with virtual (NSX) and physical layers (physical switches, routers, firewalls) connects the dots across vendors and cloud.

Microsegmentation Modeling Application Behavior

vRealize Network Insight collects and analyzes network flow flows in real time and puts them in the context of the VMs and applications they are originating from or terminating to. Users can easily understand who is talking to whom and what flows need to be allowed or blocked.

Operationalizing NSX-Based Environments

The simple search and intuitive UI lets admins and operators easily manage and troubleshoot NSX. Best practice checks guide users through their VXLAN and firewall implementation and alerts them to any pitfalls in their design and implementation of NSX.

Audit and Compliance

A data center time machine tracks all changes for audit and compliance purpose. Customers can go back in time and look at historical changes and see how they impacted security of a virtual machine.


Platform OVA

  • 6 CPU cores (reservation 3072) Mhz
  • 32 GigaBytes RAM (reservation)
  • 600 Gigabytes HDD (thin provisioned)
  • Google Chrome browser

Proxy OVA

  • 2 CPU cores (reservation 1024 Mhz)
  • 4 Gigabytes RAM (reservation 4GB)
  • 100 Gigabytes HDD (thin provisioned)
  • Google Chrome browser


  • vCenter 5.5 or above
  • ESXi 5,5, update 2 (build 2068190) and above
  • ESXi 6.0, update 1b (3380124) and above
  • NSX for vSphere 6.2 or greater
  • Netflow enabled on vDS