You can add, edit, or delete Horizon View to the Skyline Collector. Horizon View includes Connection Servers.

Follow these steps to add, edit, or delete Horizon View to/from the Skyline Collector:

Prerequisites

The following permissions are required for the account used to add the Horizon Connection Server to the Skyline Collector. These permission are sufficient for both collecting product usage data, and transferring support bundles with Log Assist.

  • Administrator (read-only) Role

  • Collect Operation Logs

Important:

You must assign the required roles to a user account. Assigning the required roles to a group, and using a user account within that group to add Horizon View to the Skyline Collector will fail privileges check within Skyline Advisor.

Important:

If you are using a Horizon Cloud POD architecture, only add a single Horizon Connection Server to the Skyline Collector. Adding multiple Horizon Connection Servers to the Skyline Collector will result in duplicate Horizon Connection Server entries within Skyline Advisor, within Inventory, Findings & Recommendations, and Log Assist.

If the Horizon Connection Server added to the Skyline Collector is unavailable, Log Assist will not be available for any of the remaining Horizon Connection Servers within the Cloud POD architecture. In this situation, please use My VMware, or SFTP, to transfer support bundles to VMware for the remaining Horizon Connection Servers in the Cloud POD architecture.

If the Horizon Connection Server added to the Skyline Collector is unavailable, product usage data for the remaining Horizon Connection Servers within the Cloud POD architecture will not be collected. Findings, and Affected Objects, will not be updated accurately within Skyline Advisor until the Horizon Connection Server added to the Skyline Collector is available again to Skyline.

Procedure

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

    Add Horizon View

    To add Horizon View to the Skyline Collector, click Add Horizon View. Follow the given steps to add a Horizon Connection Server to the Skyline Collector.

    Edit Horizon View

    To edit Horizon View, click Edit.

    You can only edit the following properties for a Horizon Connection Server:

    • Account Username

    • Account Password

    After you have finished editing the Horizon Connection Server, click Update.

    Delete Horizon View

    To delete a Horizon View from the Skyline Collector, click Delete.

    Deleting a Horizon Connection Server removes the Horizon Connection Server from the Skyline Collector, and disables the collection of product usage data for that Horizon Connection Server. Findings, Upgrade Recommendations, and Log Assist will not be available for the Horizon Connection Server.

  4. After clicking Add Horizon View, follow these steps to add a Horizon Connection Server to the Skyline Collector.
    1. Enter the FQDN/IP Address of the Horizon Connection Server.
    2. Enter a Account Username for connecting to the Horizon Connection Server.
    3. Enter the Account Password.
  5. To complete the adding of Horizon View to the Skyline Collector, click Add.

Results

The Horizon Connection Server has been added to the Skyline Collector. Repeat these steps to add additional Horizon Connection Servers to the Skyline Collector.