I hope you already aware that VMware has its own proactive analysis option for enhanced and streamlined support for its customers called VMware Skyline. VMware Skyline has recently added few value additions with the release of its 2.2 version, and I thought to bring it up for my followers. Skyline Advisor added new email preference selections, and standalone ESXi hosts to its analysis. Previously, standalone ESXi hosts weren’t detected by Skyline. Still, if you’re not sure about What’ VMware Skyline is please refer my previous article.
You can login to the VMware Skyline Advisor with your VMware Cloud credentials.
It can give you a single pane of interface to all of your VMware environments connecting through the VMware Skyline Collectors. It has myriad of wonderful features such as VMware Log Assist. OSR Library, etc.
Read More: How To Use VMware Skyline Log Assist Feature
Let’s see what are these added features at this point.
VMware Skyline Advisor Email Preference Settings
In previous releases VMware Skyline Advisor was sending emails, whenever there is a new OSR report and now it has a diverse range of selections, and more granular control of email notifications.
These events can be notified with email alerts:
- New OSR Report availability for download (Premier Support customers only)
- Log Assist Support Request by the VMware TSE
- Availability of new functionalities in VMware Skyline Advisor
- New Critical findings in your environments
- Skyline Collector “root” user account password expiration notifications
Simply Goto “Settings” and Customize these features as per your requirement.
Standalone ESXi Support For Proactive Analysis
In previous, releases VMware didn’t support standalone ESXis for its proactive analysis, and now it is supported. So you don’t have to worry about the Standalone ESXi hosts in your inventory.
Standalone ESXi Hosts Findings will list under the “Findings” section
Also, standalone ESXi hosts are listed in “Hosts and Clusters” inventory view and inventory tree listed in Log Assist
We expect to see continuous updates from VMware Skyline, and greater experience and proactive support for its customers.