Installing VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics involves deploying the VMware SHD (VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics) Appliance using an OVA image. During the deployment you need to provide host-name, Network Configuration and Passwords for root (Photon OS User) and shd-admin (SHD administrator).

Before installing VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics, you must download the VMware SHD Appliance Image from VMware Downloads.

Appliance Image (OVA) is named with pattern: VMware-Skyline-HealthDiagnostics-Appliance-2.0.5-17790475_OVF10.ova where 2.0.5 and 17790475 are the current available version and build of VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics.

VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics can be deployed in a single step through vSphere Client connected to vCenter Server. This appliance is pre-configured with required software and settings to run VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics.

Figure 1. Installation Steps for VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics.