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:
- 1 Deploy VMware_vRealize_Network_Insight_3.0.0-1469457715_platform.ova
- 2 Browse to webpage
- 3 Add License
- 4 Generate Shared Secret
- 5 Deploy VMware_vRealize_Network_Insight_3.0.0-1469457715_proxy.ova & Use Shared Secret to install Proxy
- 6 Browse to webpage and login
- 7 Switch between modes
- 8 Add Data Source
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.
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.
Click Finish when proxy is detected
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".
Switch between modes
Add Data Source