vRealize Network Insight Initial Setup

Scott Mathewson
SDDC Practice Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have an assessments team that we use for the assessments. If we are doing a no-fee assessment when we are installing, we have a team who will do this and help the customer run it for 30 days for a trial run. We typically set it up ourselves from an assessment perspective, then when we do services delivery, we typically will do that as part of our service. We will bake that in to whenever we do an NSX engagement, and we will always do at least a vRNI assessment. Then, this helps us be able to sell that product to them as well. When they see the visualization and the ease in which you can monitor the environment, we typically we try to sell vRNI in addition to NSX. View full review »
Reviewer83902
Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was a super easy setup. I deployed it myself in about an hour, and I have been working with it ever since. We deployed it, initially, for an assessment and then we turned on the demo license and I said, "Okay this is awesome", and we bought it. It's incredibly powerful for how easy it was to set up. View full review »
Ralph Stoker
Infrastructure architect at State of Ohio
The initial setup was very easy. The deployment is just OVAs and it is really small, really fast to deploy. Just make 'em talk to each other and everything's happy. View full review »
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SeniorEn151a
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The implementation is quite straightforward. We were able to go ahead and install it with the plans and recommendations that were provided. We have also upgraded it. There are two proxy platform VMs when it comes to Network Insight. In the newer versions what I discovered is that you can directly install it through the UI, so it's a little automated. In the older versions, we had to do it from the CLI. So this is a new feature in it. View full review »
MichaelGonzalez
VMware NSX Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It was pretty easy to install and the documentation for laying it out seems to be easy to follow, design-wise. It was very straightforward. We've upgraded four times with it and the upgrading was pretty easy as well. View full review »
DavidPowell
Partner consultant at Kis
The initial setup is very straightforward. It's set-it-and-forget-it. View full review »
Brett Frank
Sys Admin at Aurora public schools
The initial setup was very straightforward. A big reason why we come to these shows, like VMworld 2018, is to get some more knowledge and training and talk with the professionals. We worked with VMware on the setup, and with our network engineer and our sysadmins. With their help, it was pretty easy to implement, no challenges there. View full review »
Lemont Henderson
Systems Engineer at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
I set it up. It was pretty straightforward to set up. It was pretty easy, especially compared to some other VMware products. I have also had the opportunity to upgrade it to a newer version. It was easy. It wasn't bad at all. View full review »
ZlatkoMitev
Cloud Architect at IBM
It is straightforward. You need to have an IP address. You don't need to do any additional configuration of the appliances, but once you deploy the appliances then you need to do the configuration on the cause-all, which I think it's a bit more not that straightforward and not that intuitive. It could be better to have the initial configuration of the pliers to be over a web interface or some other wizard. View full review »
Bo Crook
Staff SYS Admin at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was very easy to do. But we did have the technician there, walking us through the whole process. He was familiar with it. But it was not that difficult of a setup. We have not had the opportunity to upgrade to a newer version. View full review »
Virtuali5103
Virtualization Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was involved in the initial installation. It was very straightforward and simple: Give it an OVA and IP address and point to the vCenter and switches. We have not gone through an upgrade process yet, but I don't think it will be an issue. We will see when we get there. View full review »
Nilesh Raut
Senior Consultant at DynTek
We have upgraded it, we applied one patch. It was easy because it's appliance-based, so we just got the pack and uploaded it. View full review »
Principaf444
Principal Architect at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The setup was straightforward, it was good. I did it personally and it was easy. View full review »
Avinash Chundu
System Engineer at Cabela's Incorporated
I was involved in the initial setup and it's really straightforward. It's not complex at all. Anyone can do it. View full review »
Nicholas Aronne
Product Manager at Sovlabs
I was not involved in the initial setup but we just did an upgrade and, while I wasn't directly involved, the overall experience was pretty good. It worked as expected and then we worked with support for any issues that we found during the upgrade process. View full review »
NetworkA7885
Network Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
For Network Insight, the setup is very straightforward. View full review »
Sean Bettencourt
Supervisor of Systems Engineering at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
I was involved in the original deployment. Very straightforward, very easy to deploy. The upgrade experience for vRNI is probably one of the easiest out there. You enable a support tunnel, you let them know, and they do it all remotely, and it just works View full review »
SystemEn6a13
System Engineer Technician at Bechtle
The initial was straightforward. You can have it up and running in one hour. View full review »
VirtualTf3d7
Virtualization at a university with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was trivial. I have had the opportunity to upgrade it to a newer version several times. It has actually improved over time. It's much easier now. You can now just upgrade with the GUI. A single click of a button and off it goes. Before, you had to download all the packages and then manually SFTP them to the server and manually hit the install. View full review »
ManagerD2587
Manager, Data Center at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
I was involved in the setup in terms of deploying the OVA files. It was straightforward. View full review »
SeniorITdd80
Senior IT Manager at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup was simple. It took about an hour. View full review »
SysEng6c7a
Sys Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Although I wasn't involved in the setup, from what I heard, it was quite straightforward, in terms of configuration, etc. View full review »
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