Getting started with vRealize Network Insight / Arkin (Installation & Configuration)

I decided to play around with vRealize Network Insight after reading this article.

The steps for installation are described in this guide.

Erik Scholten has written a pretty good article on the capabilities of vRealize Network Insight here.

But at this time of writing the guide did not really cover all steps. But don't worry! I will cover all steps to get it installed and configured.

The steps are shown below:

Deploy VMware_vRealize_Network_Insight_3.0.0-1469457715_platform.ova

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Browse to webpage

In my case I first received a strange login screen and I did not know any username and password to log in. According to the installation guide I should have gotten a screen where I can add the licence.

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After waiting for 2 hours for some reason it suddenly showed me the correct screen. I suspect that not all services where started after the initial boot and I just needed to have some patience.

Add License

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Generate Shared Secret

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Deploy VMware_vRealize_Network_Insight_3.0.0-1469457715_proxy.ova & Use Shared Secret to install Proxy

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Click Finish when proxy is detected

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Browse to webpage and login

What was also missing in the installation guide was the username / password for the first time login. After asking around I got to know that the username is "admin@local" and the password is "admin".

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Switch between modes

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Add Data Source

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