You can create a friendly name for the Skyline Collector for ease of identification.

A friendly name describes the environment you are configuring the Skyline Collector to collect data from. This name is used to make it easier for VMware Global Support Services (GSS) to communicate the information about the Skyline Collector with you. An example is: East-Production.

The Collector Name must be between 4 and 32 characters. Letters, numbers, and the following symbols are allowed: period [.], hyphen [-], and underscore [_].

The Skyline Collector does not support Collector Name's that contain a space.


  1. In the Skyline Collector, Click Configuration.
  2. Under Collector, click Collector Name.
  3. Enter a Friendly Name for the Skyline Collector.
  4. Click Set Friendly Name.