You can stop the Skyline Collector virtual appliance.

Do not stop the Skyline Collector virtual appliance unless troubleshooting with VMware Global Support Services (GSS). Stopping the Skyline Collector will pause the collection of, and sending of product usage data to VMware.

Procedure

  1. In the Skyline Collector, click System Status.
  2. Click Collector.
  3. Click Stop.

Results

If the Skyline Collector is in a Stopped state, an alert appears within the Skyline Collector stating Your Collector is Not Running. Stopping the Skyline Collector does not shut down the virtual appliance. The virtual appliance remains running and the Skyline Collector remains available.

What to do next

Click Start to restart the Skyline Collector.