You can connect to VMware Cloud Foundation SDDC Manager and select Health Check plug-in or VMware Security Advisor plug-in to get the health & security report of the products by collecting logs and other information. Successful analysis generates the detailed report having the list of issues in VMware Cloud Foundation environment.

The VMware Cloud Foundation Health Check plug-in has health checks related to the VMware Cloud Foundation Workload Domains for the products that includes

  • vCenter Server

  • ESXi

  • VMware NSX

  • VMware Cloud Foundation SDDC Manager

  • VxRail Manager

  • VMware vRealize Automation

  • vRealize Operations

  • vRealize Log Insight

  • vRealize Life Cycle Manager


  • Verify that VMware Cloud Foundation environment, you are trying to diagnose is on version 4.0 or above.

  • Verify that you have login credentials for VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics.

  • Verify that you have the VMware Cloud Foundation SDDC Manager user name and password.

  • Verify that the VMware Cloud Foundation user has administrative roles and permissions to collect logs and health information.

  • Verify that the VMware Cloud Foundation user has following privileges

    • Admin privilege


  1. Log in to the VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics UI using a supported browser.
  2. In the top-menu, click Analyze > Connect and Analyze > VMware Cloud Foundation.

    The Connect to SDDC Manager Dialog box opens.

  3. Enter the SDDC Manager hostname or IP address in SDDC Manager text box.

    If SDDC Manager Server is not running on default port 443, append the port number to the hostname or IP address with colon.

    Example: https://SDDC-Manager_HostName:Port

  4. Enter the SDDC Manager Server SSO user name in the Username text box.
  5. Enter the password for the SSO user in the Password text box.
  6. Enter the SSH Username for SDDC manager, a root user name if recommended to run the checks which required root privilges.
  7. Provide root SSH password for SDDC manager.
  8. If the SDDC Manager uses the self-signed certificate please check Skip SSL Check else de-select it.

  9. Click Check Connection. This action validates the credential by performing a login to the given SDDC Manager Server.

    Validate is enabled if the check connection operation is successful.

  10. To ensure the connection is happening the intended SDDC Manager the thumbprint of the SDDC Manager will be presented to you. You must validate the thumbprint before proceeding further.

  11. Click Run Diagnostics.

    The Select Inventory windows displays all the Domains registered with the SDDC Manager.

  12. Select the VMware Cloud Foundation Health Check plug-ins and/or VMware Security Advisor Plugins check box.

    Select Health Check plug-in

  13. To run diagnostics, select domain by clicking the check box of the respective domain.
  14. Select SDDC Manager if you want to analyze the SDDC Manager.
  15. Click Validate.

    Submit for Analysis window displays the input field Tag Name.

  16. Provide the Tag Name to remember the analysis. The tagging helps in quick search of the analysis report afterwards.
  17. Click Finish on the Submit for Analysis window.

    Log and Health information collection start, the Tasks frame shows the progress. VI\VMware Cloud Foundation Admin can see the progress as follows:

  18. After the analysis is complete, click Show Report icon to view the Save or View or Delete analysis report option.

    Analysis report

  19. To download the analysis report, click the Download icon.