VMware vRealize Network Insight 6.1 Released

January 20, 2021 0 By Allan Kjaer

VMware has released vRealize Network Insight 6.1.

What’s new:

  • Network Assurance and Verification
    • Intents are added for the native VLAN and native VLAN tagging mismatch
    • Supports Palo Alto Networks (PAN) Firewall in Network Map
    • Supports Juniper devices in Network Map through Netconf (Without the need for SSH)
    • Usability is enhanced for path searches to include the underlying device configuration data
  • Intent based analytics support for Link Metering for VMware SD-WAN
    • Creates an intent to track bandwidth usage on links (LTE/MPLS) that incur usage based service contracts with ISPs
    • Provides pro-active alerts to avoid overage charges due to excessive bandwidth usage beyond the contractual limits
    • Supports the ability to optimize or conserve bandwidth traversing across these links
  • Intent based analytics for monitoring Edge Uplink Utilization
    • Creates intents to monitor uplink utilization across the VMware SD-WAN Edges to assess and optimize traffic utilization for troubleshooting and capacity planning
    • Supports flexibility to choose the uplink type to generate alerts and notifications
  • Layer 7 Service Information from NSX Intelligence
    • Get Layer 7 service visibility when NSX Intelligence is enabled on an NSX-T manager
    • Enhanced dashboards, including the VM, Hosts, and the Application dashboards to provide out of the box Layer 7 service visibility
  • NSX-T Monitoring and Troubleshooting
    • Alerts can be filtered based on alert entities and configurations
    • Metric charts are added for better visualization and interaction with the metrics
    • Metrics for all NSX-T objects are now shown in the NSX-T Manager Topology page
    • Events are added for the firewall rule masking (rules that are shadowed by the other rules)
    • Flow retransmit count metric is changed to flow retransmit percentage metric
  • VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC on AWS)
    • VMC T0 Router Interface Statistics Support includes Rx Total Bytes, Rx Total Packets, Rx Dropped Packets, Tx Total Bytes, Tx Total Packets and Tx Dropped Packets for Public, Cross-VPC, and Direct Connect interfaces
  • Physical Device Monitoring and Troubleshooting
    • Metric charts are added for better visualization and interaction with the metrics
  • Search
    • Get alternate search suggestions when a search fails to show results
  • Pinboard
    • Preserves filter state when pinning a widget to a pinboard
    • Ability to pin the no results search to pinboards
    • Ability to see other’s pinboards in the Auditor role
  • Alerts
    • Alert definitions (previously known as Events) are now classified in categories and are differently organized in the UI, for easier Alert management. The term Alert indicates an instance when a problem or a change is detected, or when an intent is violated
    • Alert Definition is used to refer to a problem, or a change condition being checked
  • vRealize Network Insight Platform
  • Supports web-proxies for data sources (SD-WAN, AWS, Azure, ServiceNow, VMC NSX Manager)
  • Shows information related to Platform and Collector VMs such as IP address (name), last activity, status, and so on in one single page
  • Introduces:
    • Adding or updating Data Sources
    • Web Proxies listing page
    • Web Proxies Usage visibility
    • Infrastructure and Support Page
  • Others
    • VMware vRealize Network Insight Cloud is now available in Sydney, Australia
    • vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.2 Product Support Pack 1 supports the installation of vRealize Network Insight 6.1. See VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.2 Release Notes. For information about install and upgrade vRealize Network Insight by using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, see the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Installation, Upgrade, and Management Guide

See the full release notes here.

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