NSX Manager End-of-Life announcement

As of February 8th, 2020, Rapid7 will no longer support NSX Manager in InsightVM. The NSX Manager feature will be removed from the Security Console at that time.

NSX Manager previously enabled the integration of Security Console scanning functionality with the VMware NSX network virtualization platform, which gave Scan Engines direct access to an NSX network of virtual assets.

Solution Going Forward

Instead of using NSX Manager, you can deploy Insight Agents on existing VMware instances during standard software deployment. You can also include the agent on your VMware images for automatic deployment on all future instances of those images.

You can also scan VMware instances just as you would with any other asset using a Scan Engine and site configuration. Before implementing this method, you'll need to manually configure scan credentials to your VMware assets now that NSX Manager has no role in the process. See the Configuring Scan Credentials documentation for instructions.

Schedule of Events



Feb 8, 2019

Rapid7 announces that NSX Manager will no longer be supported in InsightVM.

Feb 8, 2020

Removal of the NSX Manager feature from the Security Console.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions not listed here, reach out to your Customer Success Manager or our Support team.

Why is Rapid7 removing the NSX Manager feature from InsightVM?

The integration doesn’t support recent NSX Manager versions and the integration scope was limited to certain versions of Windows systems. The Scan Engine is already capable of running credentialed scans on VMware assets and the Insight Agent is also preferred for its broader coverage.

What is the Insight Agent?

The Insight Agent is lightweight software you can install on supported assets—in the cloud or on-premises—to easily centralize and monitor data on the Insight platform. See our Insight Agent Help pages for complete documentation.

What is a Scan Engine?

A Scan Engine is an on-premises tool used by the Security Console to scan network assets and check them for vulnerabilities and policy compliance.

How are the Insight Agent and Scan Engine different?

While Scan Engines and Insight Agents both collect vulnerability data, they also vary in several ways, such as speed, authentication, and scheduling. For more information, see our Scan Engine and Insight Agent Comparison Help page.

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