The findings and recommendations discovered by Skyline are displayed on the Findings & Recommendations page of Skyline Advisor.

The Findings page displays all findings discovered by Skyline. By default, Findings are are sorted by Severity.

Search for a particular finding using the Search by Finding ID or Description and hit enter text box. For example, typing PSOD returns all proactive findings with PSOD within the Finding ID or Finding description. Click X to clear your search criteria and view all proactive findings.

Search for an inventory object by typing the object name in the Search by Object Name text box. Or, use the inventory tree to locate the object you want to filter for.

You can filter on a particular inventory object, finding severity, finding category, or finding type using the Filters on the left-hand side of the Proactive Findings page. Select the box next to each item to filter on and then click Apply.

  • Objects - Filter on object, such as vCenter Server or ESXi host, NSX Manager or NSX Controller.

  • Severity - Filter on finding severity.

Table 1. Finding Severity


Finding that can cause possible data corruption, environmental outage, significant performance impact, or a security vulnerability specific to your environment.


Finding that can cause potential functionality impact specific to your environment.


Finding that is informational or Best Practice that is specific to your environment.

  • Category - Filter on finding category. Categories include Network, Storage, Security, Compute, End User Compute and Operations Management.

  • Finding Type - Filter on finding type. Types include Configuration, Patch/Upgrade and Troubleshooting (Premier Support only).


The Finding Type filter is available to Premier Support customers only.

Click Clear All to clear any filter criteria that you have specified, and return to viewing all findings available within Skyline Advisor.

The default view for each proactive finding is the card view. You can switch to the list view by clicking the list view button , located next to Total Findings. Return to the card view by clicking the card view button , located next to the list view button.

You can export finding details to a CSV file using the Exportbutton. You can export all findings to a CSV file by clicking Select All, then Export. Or, select individual findings to export to a CSV file by clicking the check box on each finding that you want to Export, then click Export.

Clicking a finding card displays the details of the selected finding. See Finding Details View for more information.