Deploy the Skyline Collector using the vCenter Server OVF deployment wizard.
The Skyline Collector is distributed as a virtual appliance in Open Virtualization Appliance (OVA) format. You can deploy the Skyline Collector appliance using the vCenter Server OVF deployment wizard.
An appliance is a pre-configured virtual machine that typically includes a pre-installed guest operating system and other software.
After you deploy the Skyline Collector, you can access the Skyline Collector user interface using a web browser and browsing to the IP address or fully qualified domain name of the deployed appliance.
- If using vCenter Server 5.5 or 6.0, install the Client Integration Plug-In. This step can be skipped if using vCenter Server 6.5 or 6.7. See VMware KB Article 2145066 for more details.
The Client Integration Plug-in provides access to the virtual machine’s console in the vSphere Web Client and provides access to other vSphere infrastructure features. The Client Integration Plug-in also lets you deploy virtual appliances and log in to the vSphere Client using Windows session credentials.
- Deploy the Skyline Collector virtual appliance.
The Skyline Collector is distributed as an appliance in OVA format that you can deploy using the vSphere Client.
- Power on the Skyline Collector and Access the User Interface.
To use the Skyline Collector, first power it on and retrieve the IP address of the virtual appliance.