Specific permissions are required for each account used to add products to the Skyline Collector.

There are two types of data collection with Skyline.

  1. Product Usage Data - Used to notify you of potential issues, security vulnerabilities, impacts to usability, and configuration recommendations. This information is presented to you as Findings within Skyline.

  2. Diagnostic Data - Used to assist in troubleshooting a VMware Support Request. This type of data is usually referred to as support bundles, or log bundles.

The following provides details for the minimum required privileges for each product to collect product usage data, and support bundles.


For some products, the required privileges to collect product usage data, and support bundles, may be different.