Create service accounts for the Skyline Collector instances specifically for collecting usage data from vSphere, NSX for vSphere, and vRealize Operations Manager. Configure the service accounts with the minimum permissions that are required for connecting to and collecting data from the endpoints in the SDDC.

Table 1. Application Service Accounts for the Skyline Collector Instances in the SDDC

Username

Source

Destination

Description

Required Role

svc-skyline-vsphere

Skyline Collectors

  • Management vCenter Server

  • Compute vCenter Server

A service account for collecting diagnostic data from vSphere endpoints in the SDDC.

Skyline Collector User

(Custom vSphere role)

svc-skyline-nsx

Skyline Collectors

  • NSX Manager for the management cluster

  • NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster

A service account for collecting diagnostic data from NSX for the vSphere endpoints in the SDDC.

Auditor

(Native NSX role)

svc-skyline-

vrops

Skyline Collectors

vRealize Operations Manager

A service account for collecting diagnostic data from vRealize Operations Manager in the SDDC.

Read Only

(Native vRealize Operations Manager role)