With the recent release of vRealize Network Insight 6.5we are happy to announce Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS) is supported and certified.

The Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is a customer-managed, VMware Cloud Verified environment based on VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF). It comes with built-in vSphere, VSAN, and NSX-T, so integration with other VMware products is seamless

We have tested and certified the Oracle Cloud VMware solution with vRealize Network Insight and covered the following use cases. All functionality should work as with any other VCF framework.

  • Application awareness: Discovery, Migration Planning (with VMware HCX), and Day 2 Operations
  • Security: Recommendations on flow visibility, scheduling and firewall rules
  • Alerts and analytics: Proactive Alerts, Top-talkers, Outliers, Dynamic Thresholds, Flows (including latency)
  • Dashboards : NSX-T Manager, vCenter, ESXi hosts, virtual machines, applications, etc.
  • Hybrid network troubleshooting:
    • Inter SDDC path

    • SDDC to Internet

    • On-premises to SDDC over policy-based VPN via NSX

  • VMwareHCX: Stretched L2 VLAN Assembled Streams

Conditions:

  • SDDC in Oracle Cloud VMware Solution with administrator privileges

  • vRealize Network Insight Cloud Subscription/OnPrem Account with Admin Privileges

Collector Deployment

Preconditions:

Before deploying the Collector, review the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution environment and keep resources handy

Access vCenter

Connect to Oracle Cloud Console and software-defined data centers under VMware Solution

Now click on compartments and choose the SDDC you want to add to vRealize Network Insight

Log in to vCenter, keep it open in a browser tab. We will need it in later steps.

Collector Deployment:

  1. Log in to vRealize Network Insight / vRealize Network Insight Cloud with admin user

  2. Go to Settings > Installation & Support > Add Collector VM.

  3. Copy the contents of the shared secret. Note: You will need this later.

  4. For vRealize Network Insight Cloud: Download Collector OVA from Add Collector VM wizard

  5. For vRealize Network Insight OnPrem: Download the Collector OVA from my.vmware.com

  6. Now go back to the vCenter tab. Deploy the vRealize Network Insight Collector OVA, use the shared secret you generated (from step 3)

  7. Start the collector VM, follow the wizard to associate the collector with the platform.

  8. Verify that the collector correctly associates with the platform.

Add vCenter

After logging into vRealize Network Insight, go to Settings -> Add Source -> Choose VMC – vCenter under VMware Cloud and add it.

Add NSX-T Manager

Go to Settings -> Add Source -> Choose VMC – NSX Manager under VMware Cloud

From the drop-down list, choose Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, provide username/password and click submit

Exploring Oracle Cloud VMware Solution Entities in vRealize Network Insight

Examples of search queries

NSX-T Manager

Network performance

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Conclusion:

vRealize Network Insight in the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution environment is a powerful combination for discovering, managing and migrating applications, gaining 360-degree visibility into the network, and ultimately securing it.

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