Add a NSX Manager to the Skyline Collector.

If NSX is deployed within your environment, you can add an NSX Manager to the Skyline Collector now to enable to receive findings and recommendations for NSX.

This step can be skipped if you do not have NSX deployed within in your environment, or do not want to add an NSX Manager to the Skyline Collector now.

Prerequisites

  • An account with the following permissions in NSX Manager requires to configure NSX Manager for the product usage data collection.

    • NSX Manager built-in Auditor role.

    • Access to query information through APIs. Instructions for how to create a user with API privileges within NSX Manager can be found within VMware Knowledge Base Article 2150736.

Note:

While VMware recommends an account with the NSX Manager built-in Auditor role be used, the Auditor role does not have permission to collect NSX Edge support log bundles using Skyline Log Assist.

If you want to enable the collection of NSX Edge support log bundles with Skyline Log Assist, you must use an account with the NSX Manager built-in NSX Administrator role when adding an NSX Manager to Skyline Collector.

For detailed instructions for how to create a user account with the preceding permissions, see Knowledge Base Article 59661.

Procedure

  1. Enter the NSX Manager details.
    1. Enter the NSX Manager fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP address.
    2. Enter an NSX Manager user account username.
    3. Enter the NSX Manager user account password.
  2. To add this NSX Manager to the Skyline Collector, click Add.
  3. Click Continue.

Results

You receive findings for the NSX Manager added to Skyline Collector. You can add additional NSX Managers to the Skyline Collector within the Skyline Collector User Interface.