Frequently Asked Questions

VMware Cloud Foundation has an offering called VMware Aria Operations for Networks. VMware Aria Operations for Networks is a network monitoring and troubleshooting tool that helps you build an optimized, highly available and secure network infrastructure across your VMware Cloud Foundation and NSX environments. VMware Aria Operations for Networks is deployed on-premises.

 

VMware Aria Operations for Networks collects and analyzes metrics, APIs, configurations, metadata, integrations, telemetry netflow, sFlow and IPFIX flow traffic, which traverses the infrastructure. Once the traffic is analyzed, VMware Aria Operations for Networks provides traffic distribution details and a real-time view of network traffic patterns and collects configuration details and performance metrics for full visibility.

VMware Aria Operations for Networks is an on-premises deployment.

See system requirements for running VMware Aria Operations for Networks on-premises. Users can access the product using a web browser. We recommend using the latest Chrome or Firefox browsers for the best experience.

VMware Aria Operations for Networks has a number of use cases across networking, applications and security. See the datasheet for full details.

  • Simplify NSX Operations
  • Application discovery and visibility
  • Security and migration planning
  • Better troubleshooting and day 2 ops

VMware Aria Operations for Networks is included with VMware Cloud Foundation with core based licensing.

VMware Aria Operations for Networks supports network visibility for VMware Cloud Foundation adjacent to VMware Cloud on AWS, Azure VMware Solution, Google Cloud VMware Engine, and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.

VMware Cloud Foundation users who are looking for better network and security control in their network infrastructure environment will benefit from VMware Aria Operations for Networks. There is also an assessment which will provide initial suggestions on the network for pre-NSX deployment of VMware Cloud Foundation. There are many integrations with several VMware Cloud Foundation components such as VMware vSphere, VMware vCenter, VMware NSX, VMware HCX, VMware Aria Operations, and other VMware platforms.

See the full list of ports and protocols used in VMware Aria Operations for Networks here.

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