You deploy the Skyline Collector virtual appliance and configure storage, networking, and other key appliance attributes in Region A.


  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui.
    2. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name administrator@vsphere.local
      Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. From the Home menu, select Global Inventory Lists > vCenter Servers.
  3. Right-click sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local and select Deploy OVF Template.
  4. On the Select template page, select Local file, browse to the location of the Skyline Collector OVA file, and click Next.
  5. On the Select name and location page, enter the following information, and click Next.







    VM Folder


  6. On the Select a resource page, select sfo01-m01-mgmt01 and click Next.
  7. On the Review details page, review the virtual appliance details such as product, version, download size, and size on disk, and click Next.
  8. On the Accept license agreements page, read and accept the End-User License Agreement, and click Next.
  9. On the Select storage page, select the following parameters and click Next.



    Select virtual disk format

    Thin provision

    VM storage policy

    vSAN Default Storage Policy



  10. On the Select networks page, select the distributed port group that ends with Mgmt-RegionA01-VXLAN from the Destination Network drop-down menu and click Next.
  11. On the Customize template page, enter and confirm the root password for the virtual appliance in the Application section.
  12. On the Customize template page, configure the following values in the Networking Properties section and click Next.



    Default Gateway

    Domain Name


    Domain Name Servers,

    Domain Search Path


    Network 1 IP Address

    Network 1 Netmask

  13. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish and wait for the process to complete.
  14. Power on the Skyline Collector virtual appliance.
    1. From the Home menu, select Hosts and Clusters.
    2. Expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
    3. Select the sfo01sky01 virtual machine and from the Actions menu select Power > Power on.