You can add an NSX Manager to the Skyline Collector for product usage data collection.

Prerequisites

A user account with the following NSX Manager permissions is required to add NSX Manager to Skyline Collector.

  • NSX Manager 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. Click Configuration.
  2. Click NSX Manager.
  3. Click Add NSX Manager.
  4. Enter the NSX Manager details.
    1. Enter the NSX Manager fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP address.
    2. Enter a NSX Manager user Account Username.
    3. Enter the NSX Manager user Account Password.
  5. To add this NSX Manager to the Skyline Collector, click Add.

    You receive proactive findings for the NSX Manager added to Skyline Collector. Repeat this process to add additional NSX Managers to the Skyline Collector.