vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.4 Now GA!!

vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.4 Now GA!!

 

On June 1st, 2017, VMware released a new version of their vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) solution, version 3.4! VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps to optimize network performance and availability with visibility and analytics across virtual and physical networks. It provides planning and recommendations for implementing micro-segmentation security, plus operational views to quickly and confidently manage and scale VMware NSX deployment.

What’s New in vRealize Network Insight 3.4?

The new and enhanced features in this release are as follows:

  • AWS Public Cloud Support – vRealize Network Insight now provides visibility into native AWS constructs such as VPC, VM, Security Group, and Firewall rules. Traffic flows are also analyzed to provide security and micro-segmentation view of cloud workloads (Enterprise edition only).
  • Configurable Data Retention – vRealize Network Insight provides ability to modify the data retention periods for problem events, configuration changes, and metrics (Enterprise edition only).
  • Support for Physical Devices in Application Modeling  – vRealize Network Insight now allows the inclusion of physical servers in application tier definition and micro-segmentation planning.
  • New NSX Operation Events – Additional NSX operations alerts have been introduced in this release.
  • Customization of Alerts  – The customization is done through global macro settings as well as at individual alerts level.
  • Support of vCenter Tags and Annotations  – It is an additional way to group virtual machines into security and application groups.
  • Visibility of Physical Layer-2 Network  – From this release onwards, the layer-2 networks are visible in the VM-to-VM path dashboard.
  • Addition of Syslog Messages – vRealize Network Insight supports syslog messages for sending the events generated by the system to external log management products (including Log Insight).

For more information on vRealize Network Insight 3.4, see the below links…

 

Virtual Network Assessment (VNA) – Sales & Technical Overview for Partners

Virtual Network Assessment (VNA) – Sales & Technical Overview for Partners

 

VMware Virtual Network Assessment is a free assessment that analyzes network traffic patterns within your data center. In 24 to 72 hours the assessment delivers:

  • Insights into the security risk (amount of East-West traffic) present in your network
  • A preview of actionable NSX micro-segmentation recommendations for your network
  • Opportunities to optimize network performance with NSX

Request your free Virtual Network Assessment today.

Why should I care about East-West traffic?

Traditional approaches to securing a data center are focused on building a strong perimeter to keep threats outside the network. However, little is done to protect the network once a threat is inside the network. East-West (server-to-server) traffic accounts for more than 80% of overall data center traffic, but it’s largely unprotected, leaving you at risk. Virtual Network Assessment shows what percent of your data center traffic is “East-West” and not protected by your perimeter firewall.

How do I get started with micro-segmentation?

It can be a labor-intensive process to figure out what security policies to put in place, requiring time-consuming tasks such as identifying which servers are talking to each other and what ports are open. Virtual Network Assessment gives you a preview of how to micro-segment your network and recommends firewall rules to help you get started.

Virtual Network Assessment (VNA) Video:   Click Here!

Technical 301 (DEMO) – vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.2 – Video

Technical 301 (DEMO) – vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.2 – Video

In this session, I provide a DEMO of vRealize Network Insight or (vRNI) 3.2. I run through the entire interface and provide an overview of its capabilities and features. Some of the capabilities I show are related to Planning Security, Path Flows, Global Searching, Visual Topology, and much more!

vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps optimize network performance and availability with visibility and analytics across virtual and physical networks. It provides planning and recommendations for implementing micro-segmentation security, plus operational views to quickly and confidently manage and scale VMware NSX deployment.

Technical 301 (DEMO) – vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.2:   Click here!

 

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Technical Sales 201 – What’s New in vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.3 – Video!

Technical Sales 201 – What’s New in vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.3 – Video!

In this session, I provide a Technical Sales 201 overview of the newly released vRealize Network Insight 3.3. In the overview I talk about the numerous technical enhancements that were made in version 3.3. Below is a summary of the overall enhancements made…

  • NSX Events & Support enhancements.                                       
  • Enhanced Event Management.
  • General User Interface changes.
  • Network Address Translation (NAT) Improvements.
  • NSX Firewall enhancements.
  • And Palo Alto Support.

 

VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps optimize network performance and availability with visibility and analytics across virtual and physical networks. It provides planning and recommendations for implementing micro-segmentation security, plus operational views to quickly and confidently manage and scale VMware NSX deployment.

 

Technical Sales 201 – What’s New in vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.3 (link):   https://youtu.be/KxxOrtB5pyw

 

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February 15th: Getting More Out of VMware with vRealize Network Insight

February 15th: Getting More Out of VMware with vRealize Network Insight – via VMware Cloud Management Blog

February 15th: Getting More Out of VMware with…

On February 15th, we will be hosting another “Getting More out of VMware” webinar. Continuing on our theme of intelligent operations, we will show you how to install, configure and utilize vRealize Network Insight product. Register below, or read for more details!


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Automated Deployment and Setup of vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) – virtuallyGhetto

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[SlideShare] Running and Managing Your Network Just Got Easier

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What’s New With vRealize Network 3.2? – VMware…

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Optimize network performance and availability with visibility and analytics across virtual and physical networks. Provide planning and recommendations for implementing micro-segmentation security, plus operational views to quickly and confidently manage and scale VMware NSX deployment.


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Check Out This Week’s Generally Available (GA) Announcements From VMware!

Check Out This Week’s Generally Available (GA)

Announcements From VMware!

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The Virtually Connected “What’s New” Tab:  https://thevirtuallyconnected.net/whats-new/

Check Out This Week's Generally Available (GA) Announcements From VMware!

Check Out This Week’s Generally Available (GA)

Announcements From VMware!

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The Virtually Connected “What’s New” Tab:  https://thevirtuallyconnected.net/whats-new/

vRealize Network Insight New Customer E-Book – VMware Cloud Management Blog

vRealize Network Insight New Customer E-Book – VMware Cloud Management Blog

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When it comes to managing, troubleshooting, and securing the network, many network administrators face a puzzling, and frustrating, visibility gap across the virtual and physical network. How can you ensure health and availability while also enhancing security and compliance? Improve troubleshooting and automate operations? And do all that while The post vRealize Network Insight New Customer E-Book appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .


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vRealize Network Insight and NSX – New Infographic

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vRealize Network Insight and NSX – New Infographic

Looking to solve the puzzling visibility gap across the virtual and physical networks? Trying to find the elusive answer to ensuring health and availability while also enhancing security and compliance? Need to deliver faster time to value? Follow these 3 steps to solve your virtual+physical network puzzle with this new cool infographic.


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David Davis on vRealize Operations – Post #33 – What is vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) ?

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In case you missed my last post, I covered 360 Degree Troubleshooting with vRealize Operations. In this post, I’ll answer a simple question, “What is vRealize Network Insight”? The simple answer to that question is…


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Get a holistic view of your network with vRealize Network Insight – TechTarget

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VMware vRealize Network Insight promises to provide a comprehensive view of the network, as well as better NSX management. We put it to the test to see if this promise holds up.


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VMware vRealize Network Insight – Basic Installtion

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Watch comdivision CEO and VCDX-CMA 203 @yvessandfort running thru the basic installation of vRealize Network Insight for the first time.


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vRealize Network Insight ( vRNI ) is the newest addition to the range of products from VMware. vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) is a product for delivering intelligent operations for your software defined network environment (specially NSX). In short, it does what vRealize Operations does for your virtualized environment, but only to the SDN environment. With the help of this product you can optimize network performance and availability with visibility and analytics across virtual and physical networks. Provide planning and recommendations for implementing micro-segmentation security, plus operational views to quickly and confidently manage and scale VMware NSX deployment.


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Installing vRealize Network Insight

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Installing vRealize Network Insight

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New Addition to vRealize: vRealize Network Insight

New Addition to vRealize: vRealize Network Insight

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First Look: vRealize Network Insight (Arkin)

Last year Arkin burst onto the scene offering a solution that focused on virtual and physical deep network analytics. Arkin was recognised at VMworld 2015 by nearly taking out the best of show and fast forward twelve months, Arkin was acquired by VMware with the product later rebadged as vRealize Network Insight. One of the products main strengths that attracted VMware into making the acquisition was it’s tight The post First Look: vRealize Network Insight (Arkin) appeared first on…Read More


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Know the Differences Between vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) and the vRealize Network Assessment (vNA) Tool?

Know the Differences Between vRealize Network Insight (vRNI)

and the vRealize Network Assessment (vNA)?

 

Formerly know as…

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Now VMware calls it…

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vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) is the paid full version of the product, vRealize Network Assessment (VNA) is only the report/preview portion of the product, which takes 30-minutes to install.  It takes more time to install the full-product.  VNA only needs to connect to the vCenter.  vRNI, in addition to the vCenter, you also need to connect it the hardware, firewalls, etc.

REQUIREMENTS:  Must have (vDS) Virtual Distributed Switches installed in your vSphere environment  (Available in – vSphere ENT+, vSOM ENT+, & NSX Licensing)

vRealize Network Insight:  Transforms operations for NSX based on SDDC across your virtual, physical, and cloud.

  • Model security groups and distributed firewall rules. 
    • Comprehensive net flow assessment and analysis to model security groups and firewall rules
    • Recommendations to make micro-segmentation easier to deploy
    • Continuously monitor and audit compliance postures over time
  • 360-degree visibility and analytics virtual & physical network
    • Virtual and physical network topology mapping.
    • Performance Optimization across Overlay and Underlay
    • Log Analytics (with vRealize Log Insight for NSX, included with all NSX licenses)
  • Natural language search capabilities and Offers Best Practices, Health and Availability of NSX Deployment
    • Intuitive UI, Natural language search to quickly pinpoint issues
    • Log Analytics for troubleshooting
    • Best practice compliance checking (such as configuration errors in mismatch segment ID, IPset definitions, etc.)

                VMware Product Page – vRealize Network Insight:  http://www.vmware.com/products/vrealize-network-insight.html

 

Virtual Network Assessment (VNA):  Is a free assessment that analyzes the traffic pattern in your data center.  In 24 hours it will provide a pdf report that summarizes.

  • Insights on your security risk (amount of East-West traffic) in your environment
  • A preview of actionable micro-segmentation recommendations
  • Opportunities to optimize your network

vRealize Network Assessment (Requires VMware Partner Central login):   www.vmware.com/go/NetworkInsight

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VMware vRealize Network Insight: Visibility

VMware vRealize Network Insight: Visibility

VMware vRealize Network Insight: Visibility

Get 360 degree visibility across overlay and underlay to troubleshoot and optimize network performance.


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VMware vRealize Network Insight: Micro-segmentation

VMware vRealize Network Insight:…

Plan micro-segmentation deployment and ensure compliance.


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