This section describes the permissions required for Skyline Collector to collect product use information from each VMware product endpoint.
The Skyline Collector requires read-only access to vCenter Server and NSX Manager to collect product use data.
vCenter Server User Permissions
The Skyline Collector requires a user account with read-only privileges to vCenter Server, including license data, to combine specific product deployments. A user account with the following permissions is required to connect the Skyline Collector to each vCenter Server for the product use data collection.
Read-only (default vCenter Server read-only privilege)
Global -> License
To create a user with these privileges, refer to the documentation specific to your version of vCenter Server.
NSX Manager User Permissions
The Skyline Collector requires a user account with Auditor (read-only) or similar privileges with access to query information through APIs to NSX Manager.
Instructions for how to create a user with API privileges within NSX Manager can be found within VMware Knowledge Base Article 2150736.
Refer to the documentation specific to your version of NSX for vSphere to set up a user account with these privileges.