VMware vRealize Network Insight 5.3 Released

VMware has released vRealize Network Insight 5.3.

What’s new:

  • Assurance and Verification
    • Network Map: Displays topology of the physical and virtual network
      • Displays a summary of device and network health
      • Groups devices into regions for a simpler visualization
      • Supports VMware NSX-T and leading networking vendors like Cisco, Arista, Palo Alto Networks
    • Path Troubleshooting: Displays network paths from source to destination on the network map
      • Enables search using wildcards to display multiple paths
      • Identifies allowed and blocked paths due to configuration issues on the switches or firewalls
    • Intents: Supports out-of-the-box and user-defined network intents
      • Verifies if the devices and network intents meet the configurations of the overlay and underlay networks
      • Supports the devices and network intents
      • Validates password by using STIG Compliance intents
  • VMware NSX-T Day2 Ops Troubleshooting
    • Introduces a set of new events for hosts and network utilization
    • Supports new flow retransmit count metrics
    • Displays Infrastructure latency metrics vNIC to vNIC, vNIC to pNIC, pNIC to vNIC, VTEP to VTEP
  • 3rd Party Devices Monitoring
    • Supports HPE Switches
    • Supports Mellanox Switches
    • Enables event analysis and correlation for Arista Switches
  • VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud Monitoring and Troubleshooting
    • Displays gateway clustering on the Edge Topology dashboard
    • Supports end to end path (IP or VM) using real-time flows and configuration
    • Provides enhanced flow analysis on Edge Dashboard using Sankey charts.
    • Provides enhanced overlay tunnel metrics (tunnel QOE)
    • Enables Dead link visibility across the deployment
  • VMware Cloud on AWS
    • Direct Connect Dashboard enhancements
      • Displays failed advertised subnet alerts, flow widget, advanced flow metrics
      • Renamed Direct Connect events. For example, BGP status down renamed to Direct Connect: BGP Status Down
      • Displays VIF count, top flows by rule, NSX Manager, and vCenter default events
    • Get count of TCP Flow RTT and TCP Retransmit for VMC SDDC
    • Enable deployment of the vRealize Network Insight Cloud collector on VMC using PowerShell script
  • Others
    • Rebranded VMware PKS Enterprise to Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition
    • Quicker page loading due to UI Performance Improvements
    • Improvements in the search suggestions, which include saved searches and recent searches that match the typed text in the global search bar
    • Support added for Cisco Nexus switches with NXOS 9.2.2, Cisco ACI 4.2.3, Checkpoint Firewall R80.30, Juniper JunOS with v17, and Palo Alto Networks Panorama 9.1

See the release notes here.

See a VMware about this release here.

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