This post shows, step by step, how to install, license, configure and manage vRealize Infrastructure Navigator (VIN) 5.8 on a vSphere 6.0 infrastructure:
VMware VIN is an application awareness plug-in to the vCenter Server that provides continuous dependency mapping of virtual machines applications across your environment.
- Download the virtual appliance file (.OVA) from my.vmware.com: vRealize Infrastructure Navigator
- Open the vSphere Web Client, navigate to inventory and Deploy OVF Template…
- Select the virtual appliance file and click Next.
- Select Accept extra configuration options and click Next.
- Accept EULA and click Next.
- Enter the VM name and select the destination folder. Click Next.
- Select virtual disk format and VM Storage Policy. Choose the VM datastore and click Next.
- Select the Destination Network and click Next.
- Complete the fields: Password, Default Gateway, DNS, Network 1 IP Address and Network 1 Netmask. Click Next. Be sure the IP address has connection with the vCenter Server.
- Be sure the vCenter services are running ok and click Next.
- Review the parameters, select Power on after deployment and click Finish.
- Reload the vSphere Web Client or restart session. You must be able to view the Infrastructure Navigator panel.
- Navigate to Home -> Licensing -> License and click on the green + to add a license.
- Paste the Infrastructure Navigator license key and click Next.
- Enter a license name and click Next.
- Review the information and click Finish.
- Navigate to Home -> Licensing -> Assets -> Solutions, select VMware vRealize Infrastructure Navigator and click on Assign License.
- Select the VMware license and click OK.
- Review that the solution is licensed in Home -> Licensing -> Assets -> Solutions.
- Navigate to Home -> Infrastructure Navigator -> Settings and click on Turn on access to VMs.
- Enter vCenter administrator credentials and click OK.
- After this procedure, Infrastructure Navigator will have access to VMs through VMware Tools.
- Be sure the VMs you want to monitor have VMware Tools installed and updated.
- In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the VM you want to check and select Manage -> Application Dependencies. You will be able to know all the application dependencies.
- Remember this is real-time information, so be sure that all the services are running at the moment you check the dependencies.
- VMware Official Documentation:
- VMware TAM Blog: