You can activate your vRealize Cloud Universal Subscriptions with VMware Skyline. VMware Skyline discovers on-premise products that are eligible for vRealize Cloud Universal Subscription licenses, onboard and activate, and monitor consumption of all your products using vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager.

To activate the licenses, Skyline sends the necessary information to vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager. For more information about vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager, see vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager documentation.

Perform the following steps to onboard and activate vRealize Cloud Universal License for vRealize products:

Note:

If you do not have the vRealize Cloud Universal License access, the Get Started button is deactivated, and the notification icon displays the following message: "Please reach out to Procurement Contact associated with your Entitlement Account."

The diagram in this section illustrates how to activate vRealize Cloud Universal on-premises license from VMware Skyline.


This image shows the Skyline and vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager integration flowchart.

Prerequisites

  • Have created a VMware Cloud Services Organization for Skyline.

  • Have access to vRealize Cloud Universal Subscription.

  • Have access to vRealize Cloud Universal license keys.

Procedure

  1. Go to Skyline Advisor and log in to Cloud Services. You can use your existing ‘Customer Connect’ credentials to log in to VMware Cloud Services. You do not need to create a new account.
  2. On the Dashboard, vRealize Cloud Universal Subscription activation message is displayed in the Notification panel. Click Get Started
  3. A launching screen is displayed. Skyline is verifying your Cloud Services Platform organization details.
  4. If you have not set up the billing information for your organization, then click SET UP BILLING INFORMATION to add your billing information.

    You must enter the the billing information to set up vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager and start consuming vRealize Cloud Universal Licenses.

  5. On the VMware Cloud services, click Billing & Subscriptions > Manage Payment Method.
  6. Click Create Organization Profile. Enter the credit card information and click Complete.
  7. On the vRealize Cloud Universal License Managment page, click Accept and Proceed to provide your permission to share your data with vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager.
  8. Select the products for which you want to activate the license. You need to select atleast one product to proceed. Click Proceed.

    If you want to activate your vRealize Cloud Universal license, select listed vRealize Cloud Universal license.

    If you want to replace your perpetual license with vRealize Cloud Universal license, select listed perpetual licenses.

  9. If you have not activated vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager in your organization, select the preferred Order ID. Skyline will set up the vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager service for you.

    vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager is successfully activated for your organisation.

  10. A pop up window with success message is displayed. Click Go to vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager.

    You have been redirected to the License Management page in vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager. The details are prefilled and carried over from Skyline.

  11. If you have selected perpetual license in Step 8, then follow these steps:
    1. Under Add Customer Connect Details, enter your VMware Customer Connect password and click Validate & Add. If you are already added to vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager service, your Customer Connect username is auto-filled.
    2. Select the vRealize Cloud Universal license from the list and click Next.

      The list only displays licenses associated with subscriptions redeemed under the current organization and associated with the Customer Connect Account selected in the previous step.

    3. Select the Cloud Proxy and click Next.

      Ensure that the status of the selected cloud proxy is active.

      If you want to add a Cloud Proxy, see Configuring a Cloud Proxy in vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager.

      If you want to use an existing Cloud Proxy available in the same organization under different cloud service, click EXISTING CLOUD PROXY and click ADD.

    4. Under Add Product, enter the Root Password for your product and click Submit. The products are displayed based on the vRealize Cloud Universal License edition that you chose in the previous step.

      Based on the selected product, you can select the Admin Password or the Root Password.

    5. Select the check box to remove all the perpetual licenses from the selected product, if required.
    6. Once the validation is successful, click Submit.
  12. If you have selected vRealize Cloud Universal License in Step 8, perform the following steps:
    1. Under Add Customer Connect Details, enter your VMware Customer Connect password and click Validate & Add. If you are already added to vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager service, your Customer Connect username is auto-filled.
    2. Select the Cloud Proxy and click Next.

      Ensure that the status of the selected cloud proxy is active.

      If you want to add a Cloud Proxy, see Configuring a Cloud Proxy in vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager.

      If you want to use an existing Cloud Proxy available in the same organization under different cloud service, click EXISTING CLOUD PROXY and click ADD.

    3. Verify the product details.

      Products are displayed based on the vRealize Cloud Universal license edition you previously selected.

      Licenses existing on the product must belong only to the subscriptions redeemed in the current organization.

    4. Based on the selected product, you can select the Admin Password or the Root Password.
    5. Select the check box to remove all the perpetual licenses from the selected product, if required.
    6. Once the validation is successful, click Submit.

      You can view the new vRealize Cloud Universal on-premises licenses added in the License Management page.

  13. You can check the status of your license on the License Management page. Click DETAILS to check the activation progress.
  14. Go to the Skyline Advisor Inventory page. The vRealize Cloud Universal license status for the relevant vRealize product is changed to Active in the License Type column.