You can add, edit, or delete VMware Cloud Foundation to/from the Skyline Collector.

To add, edit, or delete VMware Cloud Foundation to/from the Skyline Collector, follow these steps:

Prerequisites

Important:

Skyline Log Assist does not support the transferring of SDDC Manager support bundles to VMware GSS. Any SDDC Manager added to a Skyline Collector will not appear within the Log Assist page of Skyline Advisor.

The following role is required for the account used to add SDDC Manager to the Skyline Collector. This role is sufficient for collecting product usage data.

  • SDDC Manager Viewer Role

Important:

You must assign the required role to the user account. Assigning the required role to a group, and using a user account within that group to add SDDC Manager to the Skyline Collector fails the privileges check within Skyline Advisor.

Procedure

  1. In the Skyline Collector, click Configuration.
  2. Under Products, click VMware Cloud Foundation.
  3. Choose one of the following three options:
    Option Description

    Add VMware Cloud Foundation

    To add an SDDC Manager to the Skyline Collector, click Add VMware Cloud Foundation. To add an SDDC Manager to the Skyline Collector, follow the given steps.

    Edit VMware Cloud Foundation

    To edit an SDDC Manager, click Edit.

    You can only edit the following properties for SDDC Manager:

    • Account Username

    • Account Password

    After you have finished editing SDDC Manager, click Update.

    Delete VMware Cloud Foundation

    To delete an SDDC Manager from the Skyline Collector, click Delete.

    Deleting an SDDC Manager removes the vRealize Operations Manager from the Skyline Collector, and disables the collection of product usage data for that vRealize Operations Manager. Findings, and Upgrade Recommendations are not available for the vRealize Operations Manager.

  4. After clicking Add VMware Cloud Foundation, follow these steps to add VMware Cloud Foundation to the Skyline Collector.
    1. Enter the FQDN/IP Address of the SDDC Manager.
    2. Enter a Account Username for connecting to the SDDC Manager, from the Skyline Collector.
    3. Enter the Account Password.
  5. To complete adding VMware Cloud Foundation to the Skyline Collector, click Add.

Results

VMware Cloud Foundation has been added to the Skyline Collector. Repeat these steps to add additional SDDC Managers to the Skyline Collector.

What to do next

If you did not add the VMware Cloud Foundation components, including vCenter Server, NSX-T, or vRealize Operations to the Skyline Collector, do so now. Skyline cannot provide VMware Cloud Foundation Findings unless all components of VMware Cloud Foundation have been added to the Skyline Collector.

You can add vCenter Server, NSX-T, and vRealize Operations, to the Skyline Collector after completing the initial configuration of the Skyline Collector. After completing the initial configuration, log in to the Skyline Collector, click Configuration, and follow.