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.

Create network-wide modelling and planning with Assurance and Verification. Improve your application performance and minimize risk during application migration with network visibility and analytics so that you can securely and confidently manage your network scale.

vRealize Network Insight is available on premises and SaaS.

vRealize Network Insight Overview

Discover how vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent networking and security operations from data center to cloud to branch.

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Deploy On Premises or SaaS

Get full scale and feature parity in the cloud with vRealize Network Insight Cloud. Supports SDDC, VMware Cloud on AWS, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud.

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Achieve 477% ROI in Three Years

Examine your potential ROI and hear from real world vRealize Network Insight customers in this Forrester Total Economic Impact study.

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vRealize Network Insight for VMware SD-WAN

Watch how vRealize Network Insight provides visibility and analytics for VMware SD-WAN

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What’s New in vRealize Network Insight 6.2?

vRealize Network Insight 6.2 and vRealize Network Insight Cloud (SaaS) deliver the latest in application and network visibility and analytics.

  • VMware Cloud: Network visibility of VMware Cloud on AWS now includes SDDC Groups and AWS Transit Connect traffic flows for cost analysis as well as measuring and optimizing network performance.
  • Machine Learning Flow Based Application Discovery: Groups VMs into applications and discovers what the application boundaries are dynamically, now available for on-premises deployments, previously it was only available in SaaS.
  • Assurance and Verification: Enhancements will improve usability and scale improvements for intents and enable a more proactive network.
  • Integrations: NSX-T with improved metrics thresholds; BGP and ECMP search query and filtering.
  • VMware SD-WAN: visibility improves with heat maps that help pinpoints critical issues.

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Customer Success

Thousands of customers have adopted vRealize Network Insight to drive Intelligent SDDC applications, networking, and security operations in their data centers, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud environments.

Alliant Secures a Digital Future

Learn how they did it with VMware vRealize Network Insight and VMware NSX.

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Using New Assurance and Verification

Learn how customers can use vRealize Network Insight Assurance and Verification.

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Highest Security Requirements for IT at Zahnärztekasse AG

Learn how transparency in the network has improved immensely with vRealize Network Insight.

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How VMware Uses vRealize Network Insight

Find out how VMware uses the product for network segmentation and data center management.

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Read the Assurance and Verification eBook

Learn how a mathematical model of the entire network helps with visualization, proactive operations, and intent verification.

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Key Features and Benefits of vRealize Network Insight

Find out how you can build a highly-available and secure network infrastructure across a multi-cloud environment.

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IDC Technology Spotlight: Network Analytics

Learn the key benefits and capabilities of implementing a network analytics solution with VMware vRealize Network Insight and vRealize Network Insight Cloud.

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Use Cases for vRealize Network Insight



  • Gain unified visibility across hybrid and multi-cloud environments
  • Visibility for NSX, VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, Kubernetes, VMware Cloud on AWS, Amazon AWS, and Microsoft Azure
  • Achieve connectivity between the overlay and underlay networks
  • End-to-end troubleshooting, traffic, and path analytics


  • Application discovery and planning application migrations
  • Measure application latency and performance
  • Reduce mean time to repair (MTTR) for application connectivity issues
  • Optimize application performance by eliminating network bottlenecks
  • Analyze traffic and apps across hybrid cloud and multi-cloud


  • Plan app security and cloud migration
  • Plan security: recommend firewall policies, network segmentation for apps
  • Troubleshoot security for hybrid applications across VMs, containers and clouds
  • Map dependencies to reduce risk during app migration 


What ports and protocols does vRealize Network Insight use?

See the full list of ports and protocols used in vRealize Network Insight here.

What are the software requirements for running vRealize Network Insight?

vRealize Network Insight requires a Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox Web browser. See system requirements for further details.

What are the hardware requirements for running vRealize Network Insight?

See system requirements for the latest information.

How can I try vRealize Network Insight?

You can test drive vRealize Network Insight with our Hands-on Lab, where you can evaluate the features and learn about network segmentation. Hands-on Labs are free, up and running on your browser in minutes, and require no installation.

Or, sign up for a 30-day free trial of vRealize Network Insight Cloud (SaaS).                                                            

Can vRealize Network Insight work as a flow analyzer?

Yes, you can use vRealize Network Insight to analyze traffic flows in your data center. At least two hours of data collection must occur before starting the flow analysis. Follow these steps:

  1. Specify the scope of the analysis. For example, if you are interested in flows of all virtual machines in a cluster, select Cluster from the dropdown menu. You can alternately select all virtual machines connected to a VLAN or VXLAN.
  2. Select the entity name for which you want to analyze the flows. 
  3. Select the duration, and click Analyze.

See the Analyze Traffic Flows document for more information.

What licensing do I need to use Assurance and Verification with vRealize Network Insight?

To use the Assurance and Verification capability on premises, vRealize Network Insight Enterprise is required. For SaaS, use vRealize Network Insight Cloud. 

For customers with only devices to monitor and no CPUs:

  • SKU for on premises: VMware vRealize Network Insight Assurance and Verification
  • SKU for SaaS: VMware vRealize Network Insight Cloud Assurance and Verification