Configure hostname verification, a proxy, for Skyline Collector communication to VMware.

Hostname Verification verifies that the Skyline Collector is connecting to VMware (vcsa.vmware.com), by looking at the 'dnsName' and 'subjectAltName'. Hostname Verification ensures customer product usage data is being sent to VMware.

Also, the Skyline Collector supports a proxy for accessing the Internet.

Prerequisites

Ensure the Skyline Collector can communicate with the following external network destinations:

  • vcsa.vmware.com / Port 443

  • vapp-updates.vmware.com / Port 443

Procedure

  1. Click Configuration in the Skyline Collector user interface.
  2. Under Collector, click Network Configuration.
  3. Follow these steps to Enable, or Disable, Hostname Verification.
    Option Description

    Enable Hostname Verification

    To enable Hostname Verification, toggle the switch to the right. The switch states Enabled, and turns Green [].

    Disable Hostname Verification

    To disable Hostname Verification, toggle the switch to the left. The switch states Disabled (Not Recommended), and turns Grey [].

  4. To configure a Proxy for the Skyline Collector, follow these steps.
    Option Description

    Enable Proxy

    To enable a Proxy, toggle the switch to the right. The switch states Enabled, and turns Green []. Follow the given steps to complete the Proxy configuration.

    Disable Proxy

    To disable a Proxy, toggle the switch to the left. The switch states Disabled, and turns Grey []. No further action is needed.

    1. Enter the Proxy IP Address.
    2. Enter the Proxy Port Number.
    3. If necessary to authenticate to the Proxy, toggle the Authentication switch to the right. The switch states Enabled, and turns Green [].

      The Skyline Collector supports basic access authentication.

      The Skyline Collector does not support NTLM access authentication.

    4. Enter the Proxy Username.
    5. Enter the Proxy Password.
  5. Click Test & Save.