Real User Feedback on VMware vRealize Network Insight (vRNI)

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Networks are growing more complex and harder to manage, just as user expectations about service levels continue to rise. In this environment, members of IT Central Station who use VMware vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) have weighed in on their experiences with this top-rated network management tool.

VMware vRealize Network Insight is known for delivering intelligent operations for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) as well as for network security. Customers can use it to build optimized, highly-available and secure network infrastructure that functions across multi-cloud environments.

VMware vRealize Network Insight also accelerates micro-segmentation planning and deployment, enabling visibility across virtual and physical networks while providing operational views to manage and scale VMware NSX deployments. VMware NSX is VMware’s SDN network virtualization and security platform.

As the leading site for peer-based enterprise technology user reviews, IT Central Station is always seeking user feedback that can help its growing community of tech professionals make future buying decisions for their companies. To this end, we recently published a video featuring interviews with vRNI users.

A few themes emerged from the interviews about the aspects of vRNI that users like. We explore some of these themes below.

Some Highlights from the vRNI Reviews

Being Able to See What’s Going On

Network admins love to be able to see what’s happening on their networks. This is not always as easy as it sounds, given the level of complexity and variability in network operations. According to our users, VMware vRealize Network Insight provides good network visibility.

“[The most valuable feature is] looking at how VMs communicate with each other over ports that are known, and ports that are also unknown to us.”

Sean B., Supervisor of Systems Administration

“The most valuable feature of vRNI is being able to catch those anomalies [on our network] as they pop up, or if we have a question about how something’s being used, or if it’s not being used at all, we can go to vRNI, review that, and find systems that should have been decommissioned—that are just sitting there, [waiting to be] reclaimed resources…”

vRealize Network Insight User, United States

“The best thing I think is the visualization of what’s going on. So, we can take a very quick look and see if there’s any issues that stand out. It’s easy to learn, so once you get in there and start looking around, it’s fairly intuitive to figure out what you want to do.”

Brad L., IT Infrastructure Manager at SMC Corporation of America

Enabling Advanced Network Options

IT Central Station members who manage networks want to be able to build advanced capabilities into their networks. They prefer to work with network management tools that enable software-defined networking and more. This is something that they find that vRNI helps them to do.

“It has helped us tremendously to be able to easily deploy NSX in our environment, with micro-segmentation.”

Sean B., Supervisor of Systems Administration

“The demos I’ve seen and what it can provide is fantastic. And it more than makes it worth it to use the product.”

Brad L., IT Infrastructure Manager at SMC Corporation of America

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