vRealize Network Insight 5.1 Released

VMware has released vRealize Network Insight 5.1, this has support for new things and enhanced features.

What’s new:

  • VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud®
    • Analytics support for VMware SD-WAN: Support Threshold-based Analytics for various metrics for VMware SD-WAN entities including Edge, Link, and Edge-Application.
    • Pre-SD-WAN assessment report:
      • WAN Uplink/downlink assessment of non-SD-WAN (Cisco ASR/ISR) deployment.
      • Generate a report (as pdf) which includes ROI computation, savings, and recommendations if a customer decides to deploy the Velocloud SD-WAN solution.
      • The report also includes traffic visibility of the current WAN deployments.
  • Application Discovery and Troubleshooting
    • Discover applications using a new ‘Advanced’ mode, that supports NSX Security Tag and Security Groups.
    • Summary Panel: View a summary of key application-related information (events, flow count, health, incoming/outgoing traffic, countries accessing the application, member count, etc.) at the top of the application dashboard.
    • Troubleshoot Application: Filter and troubleshoot
      • Degraded Flows: Flows experiencing abnormal latencies.
      • Unprotected Flows: Flows that are not protected by any firewall rules.
  • VMware NSX-T
    • NSX-T Manager topology and dashboard to give you quick insights into your NSX-T deployment
    • Support for new out of the box NSX-T events
    • Monitor BGP status on your NSX-T deployments
  • VMware Cloud on AWS​
    • VMware Cloud on AWS dashboard enhancements
      • VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC object introduced as a part of vRealize Network Insight search and VMware Cloud on AWS dashboard​
      • VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC list view with enriched metadata
      • New entities added to VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC dashboard – VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC overview​, Network Traffic and Events, Top Talkers​, VM, and Host limit-based alerts
    • VMware Cloud on AWS Edge Gateway Firewall rule visibility
    • Proactive alerting in VMware Cloud on AWS
      • Maximum number of VMs in SDDC
      • Maximum number of Hosts in SDDC
  • Containers
    • Kubernetes Service topology and dashboard to give you quick insights into your Kubernetes Services
    • New out of the box Kubernetes events
  • Other Enhancements
    • 3rd Party: Support for Arista HW VTEP in VM-VM path
    • 3rd Party: Support for VM-VM Path topologies using L3 NAT (with Fortinet)
    • Support for up to 4 SNMP targets.
    • Operate in an air-gapped network without Internet connectivity
    • Patch vRealize Network Insight from UI
    • Usage of Foundation DB, a distributed database that removes requirements for disks required for the first platform node. Foundation DB brings an additional resiliency in vRealize Network Insight deployments.
    • Simplified support and consoleuser default password.

See the full release notes here.

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