You can add vSphere to the Skyline Collector.

To add vSphere to the Skyline Collector, follow these steps:

Prerequisites

The following permissions are required for the account used to add the vCenter Server to the Skyline Collector. These permissions are sufficient for both collecting product usage data, and transferring support bundles with Log Assist.

  • vCenter Server Read-Only role

  • Global.Diagnostics

  • Global.Health

  • Global.Licenses

  • Global.Settings

  • Host profile.View

For detailed instructions for how to create a user account with the given permissions, see Knowledge Base Article 59661.

Important:

If you have enabled ESXi Host Encyrption, or vSAN Encryption, the Cryptographic operations > Direct Access permission is required to allow the successful transfer of encrypted support bundles. This permission is only required for this reason, and is not needed unless you have enabled ESXi Host Encryption, or vSAN Encryption. This permission does not apply to Virtual Machine Encryption.

Important:

You must assign the required permission to a user account. Assigning the required permission to a group, and using a user account within that group to vCenter Server to the Skyline Collector fails the privileges check within the Skyline Advisor.

Procedure

  1. Enter the FQDN/IP Address of the vCenter Server.
  2. Enter a Account Username.
  3. Enter the Account Password.
  4. To complete adding the vCenter Server to the Skyline Collector, click Add.

Results

vSphere has been added to the Skyline Collector.