VMware vRealize Network Insight 3.6 Released

VMware has released vRealize Network Insight 3.6.

What's new:

  • Flow Support for Physical Servers (Enterprise Edition)

    • vRealize Network Insight supports any device that sends NetFlow data. Netflow versions 5, 7, 9 and IPFIX are supported. The flows involving the physical entities are enriched with the information about the DNS domains, DNS Host names, Subnets, and Layer2 Networks. This feature is available only for the Enterprise License users only.

  • Flow Analytics Dashboard (Enterprise Edition)

    • The newly added flow analytics dashboard analyzes network flow data and provides deeper insights into network behavior by reporting on top talkers, new services that are accessed, and outliers. These insights can significantly aid network troubleshooting, capacity planning and security auditing activities, while also provide accounting reports to other parts of the organization. This feature is available for the Enterprise License users only.

  • AWS Enhancement (Enterprise Edition)

    • The Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) dashboard is enhanced to show a topology of the security posture of the VPC and make security group troubleshooting easier. Security groups and firewall rules are analyzed to identify who can talk to whom as well as misconfigurations. In addition, vRealize Network Insight now also supports AWS GovCloud. This feature is available for the Enterprise License users only.

  • Integtration with NSX-T 2.0

    • vRealize Network Insight integrates with the NSX-T deployments in which the VMs are managed by vCenter to provide visibility into the NSGroups and the Firewall Rules.

  • Public API 

    • The first version of Public API for vRealize Network Insight is available from this release. The REST APIs offer services for Authentication, Data Source Management, Entities, Applications, Micro Segmentation, and Search. The API specifications are accessible from the product UI under Profile. Currently, the API access is for the On Premise version of software only.

  • Expanding Deployment Clusters 

    • vRealize Network Insight now supports the expansion of an existing cluster. You can add upto 10 platform nodes. This functionality is supported through the CLI by using the cluster expand command.. For details, refer the vRealize Network Insight Command Line Interface Guide.

  • Expanded Support for the Third Party Devices as Data Sources 

    • Palo Alto Panorama 8.0

    • Arista 7X series (DCS-7050QX-32S & DCS-7280SE-72)

    • Juniper QFX 51xx series

    • Cisco Nexus 3K

  • NTP Server Handling 

    • Reporting has been enabled if the NTP server is out of sync. The ntp command has been added for managing the NTP server.

See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vRealize-Network-Insight/3.6/rn/vrealize-network-insight-36-release-notes.html

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