You can add, edit, or delete VMware Cloud Foundation to/from the Skyline Collector. Log Assist supports SDDC Manager instances only. Skyline It also supports the transferring of SDDC Manager support bundles to VMware GSS. SDDC Manager added to a Skyline Collector appears within the Log Assist page of Skyline Advisor.

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

Prerequisites

Important:

Log Assist is supported for VMware Cloud Foundation version 4.3.1 or higher.

The following roles are required for the account used to add SDDC Manager to the Skyline Collector.

  • SDDC Manager VIEWER Role: This role is sufficient for collecting product usage data

  • SDDC Manager ADMIN or OPERATOR Role: This role is sufficient for log assist

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 a SDDC Manager to the Skyline Collector, advance to Step 4.

    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 a VMware Cloud Foundation from the Skyline Collector, click Delete.

    Deleting the SDDC Manager removes the VMware Cloud Foundation from the Skyline Collector, and discontinues the collection of product usage data for that VMware Cloud Foundation. Findings, and Upgrade Recommendations are not available for the deleted VMware Cloud Foundation.

  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 VMware Cloud Foundation, from the Skyline Collector.
    3. Enter the Account Password.
  5. 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.