You can access the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator portal through the vSphere Web Client. vRealize Infrastructure Navigator is compatible only with the vSphere Web Client and does not support the .NET client.

Install and deploy the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator plug-in on a vCenter Server from which you want to administer vRealize Infrastructure Navigator. For more information, see vRealize Infrastructure Navigator Installation and Configuration Guide.

You must have administrator privileges to use vRealize Infrastructure Navigator services. An administrator is a user who is assigned the administrator role on the vCenter Server or a user in a group that is assigned the administrators role on the vCenter Server. A user or group must be assigned with the administrator role on the root folder and all the child folders that are propagating from root folder. For more information on assigning privileges, see vRealize Infrastructure Navigator Installation and Configuration Guide.

1

Open a Web browser and enter the URL for the vSphere Web Client, https://client-hostname:port/vsphere-client.

By default the port is 9443, but this can be changed during vSphere Web Client installation.

2

Enter administrator credentials in the Username and Password fields.

3

Click Login to connect to the vCenter Server.

If the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator plug-in is deployed correctly, you can see the Application Services tab under Manage tab at the vCenter entity level and the Application Dependencies tab under Manage tab at the virtual machine level.

If you have all the required privileges, services running in your virtual environment are displayed. Otherwise, the message Infrastructure Navigator can only be used by vCenter Server administrators is displayed.

Note

vRealize Infrastructure Navigator displays the services running in your virtual environment within approximately one hour of you installing the virtual appliance. To view the complete information, wait until you have collected at least one hour of data. You can manually start or stop the discovery process, start or stop Site Recovery Manager integration, and uninstall the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance. For more information, see vRealize Infrastructure Navigator Installation and Configuration Guide.