Updated on: 15 July 2021

VMware Skyline Collector™ 2.8 Release Notes | 15 July 2021

NOTE: These Release Notes do not provide the terms applicable to your license. Consult the VMware Product Guide and VMware End User License Agreement for the license metrics and other license terms applicable to your use of VMware Skyline Collector.

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

vRealize Automation Support

Skyline Collector now supports vRealize Automation 8.1 and later, and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.2 and later. Skyline Collector can communicate with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to collect product usage and telemetry information for vRealize Automation instances.

You can access proactive Findings and Recommendations for the vRealize Automation instances in Skyline Advisor. 

Follow these steps to add vRealize Automation Organization to the Skyline Collector:

  • In the Skyline Collector, click Configuration.
  • Under PRODUCTS, click vRealize Automation.
  • Click ADD VREALIZE AUTOMATION.

Follow these steps to add vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to the Skyline Collector:

  • In the Skyline Collector, click Configuration.
  • Under PRODUCTS, click vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.
  • Click ADD VREALIZE SUITE LIFECYCLE MANAGER.

Note: You must add vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to Skyline Collector to access proactive Findings and use Log Assist for vRealize Automation instances.

Bulk Product Operations

vRealize Automation and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager are supported with Bulk Operations for all operation types.

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAPS) Support for Active Directory Authentication

Skyline Collector now supports LDAPS for Active Directory Authentication for improved security.

Compatibility

The deployment of the Skyline Collector is supported on VMware products and solutions that are Generally Available and have not met their End of General Support date.

Resolved Issues

  • VMware Tools updated to 10346 (10.3.10) to address security vulnerabilities that exist in previous versions of VMware Tools.
  • Resolved the misspelling of Friendly on the Collector Name setting.
  • Resolved an issue where if the Skyline Collector was unable to connect to vcsa.vmware.com, the Skyline Collector failed to acquire information needed from VMware and did not start. This led to an unresponsive web interface or general availability issues.
  • Resolved an issue where a race condition occurs during the upgrade of the Skyline Collector virtual appliance.
  • Resolved an issue where a non-registered Skyline Collector proxy configuration did not load correctly after refresh or change.
  • Removed local privilege escalation vulnerability that existed when Auto-Upgrade is executed.
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