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How to Run Diagnostics in VMware Skyline Appliance

VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics comes with the detection & analysis capability for VMware Products & Solutions. VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics comes with a range of functionalities that will run the Diagnostics plugin, VMware Security Advisory Plugin, vSAN Health Check plugin, VCG Check plugin & vCenter Health Check plugin. In this post, we will learn How to Run Diagnostics in VMware Skyline Appliance for your vSphere Infrastructure.

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Run Diagnostics will check & run all the plugins available against your vSphere setup. And at the end, it will give you a complete detailed report with a summary of diagnostics & All findings. This report will help you understand current issues in your environment as well as it will also show the remediation steps. So that you can perform remediation as soon as possible.

If you don’t know about VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics, Check our post:

What is VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics ?

So let’s see How to Run Diagnostics in VMware Skyline Appliance:

Step 1:
Login to VMware Skyline Appliance.
On the home page only you will see the “Run Diagnostics” option.
First, make sure that your vCenter connection is successful which you can check using Check Connection.
Click on Run Diagnostics.


Step 2:
First you will see the various Plugins available in VMware Skyline for Diagnostics.
Next you will see the list of all your vSphere Infrastructure components.
From here you can uncheck which plugin you don’t want to run as well as you can remove any host or cluster.
Click on Validate.


Step 3:
Here you can give Tag to your analysis so that in future you can easily find it using tags.
Provide the vCenter root password.
Click Finish to Run diagnostics.


Step 4:
You will see the status of all the tasks below. Where how multiple tasks is being performed.


Step 5:
Once all tasks successfully completed.
You will see Show Report is highlighted.
You can click on Show Report to get the report of the diagnostics.


You will be redirected to the Show Reports tab.
From here you can view all the reports & you can view/save and delete them.


Below you can see the sample report which we have generated for our vSphere Infrastructure.
It will give you complete summary with analysis.
You can expand the Critical, Warn & Error summary to view it’s details & remediation steps.


Using this way you can Run Diagnostics in your VMware Skyline Appliance. This report is very important to find out any issues in your vSphere Environment. You can also present such reports to your IT Team & Management to work on the issues & remediation steps.

All the analysis is presented in very simple way with color representation where you can easily tell which are more critical & which are less critical. So accordingly you can work on priority issues first.

Checkout other posts on VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics:

What is VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics ?

How to Deploy VMware Skyline Appliance Step by Step ?

How to Configure VMware Skyline Appliance for First Use ?

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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