Frequently Asked Questions

VMware Aria Operations for Networks is a network monitoring tool that helps you build an optimized, highly available and secure network infrastructure across your cloud environments including NSX, vSphere, Kubernetes, AWS, Azure and VMware Cloud deployments. VMware Aria Operations for Networks Universal offers flexible options to deploy on-premises and as SaaS in a single license. There are other licenses which allow deployment on-premises (vRealize Network Insight) and as SaaS (vRealize Network Insight Cloud) separately.

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 Universal offers flexibility to deploy as a SaaS deployment or as 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.

Key benefits of VMware Aria Operations for Networks include:

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

Assurance and Verification can be used with Universal or Enterprise licensing with VMware Aria Operations for Networks.

VMware Aria Operations for Networks supports multi-cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Azure VMware Solution, Google Cloud VMware Engine, VMware Cloud on Dell, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, and vSphere-based on-premises private clouds.

VMware Aria Operations for Networks Universal (SaaS) is available for purchase globally and hosted in the US West (Oregon), Canada Central (Montreal), Europe (London), (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and Asia Pacific (Sydney).

VMware Aria Operations for Networks Universal has the full feature set plus additional capabilities like federation support between different instances as well as SaaS based licensing tracking and compliance. VMware Aria Operations for Networks Universal allows customers to start on-premises and then move to SaaS whenever ready or start with SaaS from the beginning.
Both VMware Aria Operations for Networks (SaaS) and VMware Aria Operations for Networks (on-premises) offer feature parity. VMware Network Insight Cloud can be deployed as a service. VMware Aria Operations for Networks is deployed on-premises. VMware Aria Operations for Networks Universal with a single license can be deployed either on-premises or as a service.

Anyone who is looking for better network and security control in their network infrastructure environment will benefit from VMware Aria Operations for Networks. Visibility is supported across many platforms, such as NSX, VMware Cloud on AWS, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition and more.

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

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