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VMware vRealize Network Insight 5.0 Released With New Features

VMware has announced the release of VMware vRealize Network Insight 5.0, which introduces a bunch of new features. New features of this release are new integrations with VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud and Public Cloud Azure. Other major features include Network Flow Round Trip Time (RTT) metrics with NSX-T, Kubernetes topologies and application discovery and much more that makes this product so powerful and rich with data; let’s check what’s new with this release

What’s New

  • VMware SD-WAN Support
    • VMware SD-WANTM by VeloCloud support for end-end network/application monitoring, troubleshooting, analytics
    • Uber Enterprise Dashboard with map view.
    • Site/Edge, App Dashboards and Analysis.
    • Site/Edge Topology for LAN and WAN visibility.
    • VMware SD-WAN Flow Analysis that includes traffic, latency and retransmit counts.
    • Top Performance Dashboards for VMware SD-WAN Infra and Apps.
    • End-to-End VM/IP to VM/IP Path visibility and hotspots.
  • Public Cloud
    • Azure support for security planning, flow analysis and single pane of glass visibility
      • Azure entities part of application discovery & security planning
      • Flow analysis: Intra and inter VNET flows, NSG-flow mapping, NSG recommendation
      • Azure entities first class citizen of search
      • Analytics: Top talkers, Elephant flows, Outliers (Application Tiers & ASG), Threshold (Azure VMs and Flows)
      • Dashboards: Azure Overview, Azure subscription, ASG, NSG, Subnet, VM, VNET
      • APIs: Create, Update & Delete Azure data source
    • Addition of VMware Cloud on AWS Bird’s Eye View dashboard
  • Application Discovery and Visibility
    • Support for Azure VMs in App Discovery and definitions
    • ‘Custom Search’ support for Kubernetes entities when creating Application tiers
    • Dashboard optimizations for improved responsiveness and load times
  • Kubernetes Environment
    • Network path tracing for Kubernetes Services and pods
  • Third-Party Device Support
    • Support Streaming Telemetry for Dell OS10 Switches (S5200, release 10.4/5.x of OS10)
      • Integrated Buffer Statistics and Tracking (BST)
      • Metrics supported: Peak buffer utilization (percentage) for per-port egress unicast queues (only for TOR downlink port)
      • Supported for application troubleshooting and VM-VM path topology
  • NSX-T
    • VTEP-VTEP Latency metric support (for v2.5 and above) and display in Host and Transport Node dashboards
    • PCI compliance Dashboard
  • Other Enhancements
    • Search query displayed below the search bar is updated based on the filters selected to refine the original search.
    • Ability to sort search results from the UI without updating the search query.
    • Ability to search within the micro-segmentation donut
    • Identify users who made the changes in NSX-T Manager and show in a timeline
  • Serviceability
    • Health grid for monitoring and reporting key system parameters
  • Localization Support
    • vRealize Network Insight 5.0 is available in the following languages:
      • English
      • French
      • German
      • Japanese
      • Korean
      • Spanish
      • Simplified Chinese
      • Traditional Chinese
    • Note: The following items are not considered for localization:
      • The enumerated values used in the facets
      • Search Queries
      • The exported CSV and PDF report files
      • The email subject and content
      • Time controls for search
      • Event tags
      • The PCI Compliance Page

Refer Release Notes for more details