Setting up your data sources in Insight

Data sources are the most critical component when trying to maintain a Insight environment. Data sources discover network information that is used for analysis and validation. You need to configure your data sources within Insight so that they can be monitored within your network.

For each data source, the specific requirements to define that data source depend on the vendor and model of the corresponding devices. Before adding the data sources, you need network addresses, account information, and passwords for all devices and possibly these additional details:

For more information about your data source definitions, see the "Vendor-specific data source reference" information in this section.