VMware Skyline: Hostname verification

If you do SSL inspection in your company you can run into issues when using Skyline as the collector does Hostname verification. This will ensure the collector is connecting to the appropriate server by looking at the certificate’s “dnsName” or “subjectAltName” fields against the host in the URL of the connection.

As SSL inspection can be required by your IT Security the newest version of the Skyline collector contains the option to disable hostname verification so the connection with SSL inspection providing non valid certificates will work.

VMware Skyline: Log Assist and Log Assist Auto Approve Requests

What is VMware Skyline Log Assist?

Skyline Log Assist streamlines the transferring of a support log bundle to VMware Global Support Services (GSS) for the purposes of troubleshooting an open Support Request (SR).

Skyline Log Assist streamlines the process of manually gathering and uploading a support log bundle used by VMware Technical Support Engineers (TSEs) to help solve customer technical issues. Additionally, VMware TSEs can request the a support log bundle that is needed to assist with troubleshooting. The customer approves the request in Skyline Advisor and the requested log bundle is automatically uploaded to VMware Global Support Services (GSS).

What is VMware Skyline Log Assist Auto Approve?

Skyline Log Assist Auto Approve allows you to bypass approving log transfer requests made by a VMware Global Support Services (GSS) Technical Support Engineer (TSE).

How to enable VMware Skyline Log Assist Auto Approve.

Login to https://skyline.vmware.com/advisor with your account and go …

VMware Skyline: Reset Root or Admin credentials

Reset Root Password

To reset the root password:

Restart the Skyline appliance.
From the Console screen of the appliance when you see the PhotonOS splash screen press "e".
At the end of the PhotonOS boot command add "rw init=/bin/bash"
Press F10 to access to the command prompt
Type "passwd" to set the root password
Type "reboot -f" to reboot the appliance

Unlock root account

To reset the root password:

Restart the Skyline appliance.
From the Console screen of the appliance when you see the PhotonOS splash screen press "e".
At the end of the PhotonOS boot command add "rw init=/bin/bash"
Press F10 to access to the command prompt

pam_tally2
pam_tally2 --reset

Type "reboot -f" to reboot the appliance

VMware KB: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52652

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