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Inspect your network with vRealize Network Insight (vRNI)

VMware vRealize Network Insight 3.0.0 (formerly known as Arkin) is now generally available. vRNI delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security, with converged visibility across virtual and physical networks, planning and recommendations for micro-segmentation and operations management for NSX.

vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) Topology Map

This product is a new offering for VMware, and addresses the need for deeper, richer NSX operation and traffic analytics in the fast growing virtual networking market. Compared to Arkin, there are several new features being introduced with this release:

  • Micro-segmentation planning with deep flow analytics

  • Integrated overlay / underlay 360-degree topology views

  • NSX operations checks including configuration best practices

  • Inter-process communications checks across the NSX data, control and management plane services

vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) Application Connectivity

vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) Micro-Segmentation Flow Analysis

Two appliances have to be deployed:

  • vRealize Network Insight Platform: 8 vCPU (4096 Mhz reserved), 32 GB RAM (16GB reserved), 750 GB disk

  • vRealize Network Insight Proxy: 4 vCPU (2048 Mhz reserved), 10 GB RAM (5GB reserved), 150 GB disk

vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) deployment

You are interested to learn more about vRNI and you attend VMworld in Las Vegas in 4 weeks? Then you should attend NET8241 (Monitoring and Troubleshooting NSX with vRealize Network Insight) or MGT9457 (Understanding the Value of vRealize Network Insight).

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Author

Romain

Staff Architect & Member of the CTO Ambassador Program at VMware, focusing on NSX and Cloud-Native Applications. He is a double VCDX (DCV and NV, #120), VCDX panelist, frequent VMUG/VMworld speaker and contributor to the community via this blog or social media (follow him on Twitter @woueb).