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New Release of Skyline Advisor Now Available

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The latest Skyline Advisor release offers several new features including: Basic Configuration Findings for Production Support customers, inactivity notifications, expanded Inventory View, Finding Type filter, Log Assist improvements and more.

Note that these new features will be available when you log into your Skyline Advisor account. No need to update your Skyline Collector.

 

Key Release Highlights:

  • Basic Configuration Findings for Production Support Customers: We have split Configuration Findings into Basic & Advanced to allow this change. The new Basic Configuration Finding enhancement is a simple change to a VMware product that enables you to avoid a potential issue in their environment. Our Premier Services customers will continue to receive all – Basic & Advanced – Configuration & Troubleshooting findings.
  • Inactivity Email Notifications: In the event that you have not logged into Skyline for 30 days or more, our system will trigger a notification alert encouraging you to log into Skyline and view your current proactive Findings & Recommendations.
  • Inventory View Enhancement: Inventory View now includes Horizon & vRealize Operations inventories.
  • New Finding Type Filter: You can now filter by Patch / Upgrade, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Findings.
  • Log Assist Enhancements:
    • Ability to validate permissions using a new Revalidate button
    • Enhanced UX for selected inventory
    • Log Assist privileges checks to ensure customer user has correct privileges to upload logs
  • Other Enhancements:
    • Resizing for left panel on Findings & Log Assist screens for greater view of complex/nested inventory
    • Skyline Advisor login error messages
    • New vSphere-TOCTOU-VMSA#2019-0005 Finding added:
      • VMware ESXi updates address out-of-bounds read/write vulnerability and a Time-of-check Time-of-use (TOCTOU) vulnerability

Want to see v2.2 in action? Join one of our webinars in June or July to watch a live demo.

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Hi Rpbarn,

Thanks for the response.2.1 is the latest collector version hence it showing as no updates available on the collector page.

Regards,

Yuvaraj.

Skyline Support Moderator.

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Hi mclopton

The new features sound great. But at the moment the collectors can't be updated because the new version doesn't seem to exist on the update repo server yet.

With the default URL I only get "No update is available".

And if I try to change to update URL to "https://vapp-updates.vmware.com/vai-catalog/valm/vmw/27152671-6A61-4CA9-A367-15DA44FDAB3F/2.1.0.0.la..." I get a 404 error.

And also with "https://vapp-updates.vmware.com/vai-catalog/valm/vmw/27152671-6A61-4CA9-A367-15DA44FDAB3F/latest" my collectors can't find a new update.

Via my.vmware.com Portal I can download the new collector appliance version 2.1.0.0, but there is no ISO file for mounting as CD-ROM update:

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?downloadGroup=SKYLINE-210&productId=849

So, currently I could deploy a new Skyline collector appliance in version 2.1.0.0, but upgrading an existing collector seems to be impossible. :smileygrin:

--- Regards, Sebastian VCP6.5-DCV // VCP7-CMA // vSAN 2017 Specialist Please mark this answer as 'helpful' or 'correct' if you think your question has been answered correctly.
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Hi Sebastian,

Thanks for the heads-up on this. I'll ask our technical teams to investigate this and get back to you with some guidance.

jameswalkervmw

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VMware Employee

The vai-catalog takes a few hours to update, so you should see the update there later today.

James Walker VMware Support Moderator
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Great. Thanks, guys!

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I just checked and the update is available.

James Walker VMware Support Moderator
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Yes, I can confirm that the update is now available on the repo server. Thank you!

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I'm having the same issue, as of today. "No updates available" in the VAMI page. Am I missing something? I'm using the default repository URL.

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Hi Rpbarn,

Welcome to the Communities

I understand that you have issues with updating the skyline collector.

Can you please help me with current version of the skyline collector?

Regards,

Yuvaraj

Skyline Support Moderator

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Sure. Version 2.1 at the moment.

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Hi Rpbarn,

Thanks for the response.2.1 is the latest collector version hence it showing as no updates available on the collector page.

Regards,

Yuvaraj.

Skyline Support Moderator.

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