A Skyline deployment includes a Cloud Services Organization, Skyline Collector, and VMware products that you have deployed within your environment.

The primary components of Skyline are a Cloud Services Organization, a Skyline Collector, and VMware products that you have deployed within your environment. Each of these are described below:

  • A Cloud Services Organization is a logical container for all your VMware Cloud Services. Features include Identity & Access Management, Billing & Subscription, and Development and Support Centers.

  • The Skyline Collector is a virtual appliance that customers deploy within their environment. The Skyline Collector security collects and transfers product usage and diagnostic data to VMware, for the purposes of providing an enhanced technical support experience.

  • You add VMware products and solutions to the Skyline Collector. The Skyline Collector collects product usage and diagnostic data from these products and solutions, and security transfers this data to VMware, for the purposes of providing an enhanced technical support experience.