Утилита самообслуживания VMware Skyline Health Diagnostic Tool

Осенью 2020 года компания VMware анонсировала утилиту сбора и разбора журналов событий с vSphere 6.5, 6.7, 7.0 — VMware Skyline Health Diagnostic Tool.

  1. Introducing VMware Skyline Health Diagnostic Tool
  2. Перевод на русский Новая утилита VMware Skyline Health Diagnostic Tool — для чего она?
  3. VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics for vSphere Documentation
  4. VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics Release Notes
  5. VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics Installation, Configuration and Operations Guide
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Утилита довольно просто устанавливается в виде ВМ (с версии 2.0.5 распространяется в виде OVA и ISO) , после этого указывается vCenter/ESXi, выбираются объекты для сбора логов и, подождав несколько десятков минут или несколько часов, получаем отчёты с замечаниями и ссылками на БЗ VMware.

Примечание. Утилита имеет довольно убогий интерфейс — если вы вышли из админки, то не видно есть ли текущие задания. Обновление: с версии 2.5.0 отображение заданий исправлено, да и дизайн слегка причесали.

Можно загружать и ранее снятые логи:

В отчётах можно смотреть обзорную информацию, раскрывая список и нажимая Details, а также перейти в БЗ:


Более человекочитаемые отчёты можно получить щёлкнув на глазик:


В отчёт попадает проверка на HCL и подробное описание симптомов ошибки с указанием журналов событий.

Утилита самообслуживания VMware Skyline Health Diagnostic Tool: 9 комментариев

  1. «если вы вышли из админки, то не видно есть ли текущие задания.» — есть варианты узнать статус?
    Прошли сутки с момента додавания ВЦСА (20 хостов) но репортов не появилось (

  2. Ещё пару недель назад оно ставилось поверх Photon OS, видать для нынешних VI-админов это стало невыполнимой задачей.

  3. What’s New in 2.0.5, Mar 2021 Release
    Skyline Health Diagnostics is available as an Appliance that means, the installation process has become much easier.
    Pre-configured Photon-3 appliance with SHD software pre-packaged.
    Added 142 New Signatures added covering VMware Security Advisor, Diagnostic plugins, and vSAN Health
    Skyline Health Diagnostics can now connect over the non-default port, collect logs and analyze them.
    Report Retention
    Admins can configure a fixed retention period for analysis reports. Report older than this period will be automatically deleted.
    Users can select one or more reports from User Interface and delete.
    Users can Batch Download the reports from User Interface.

  4. What’s New in 2.5.0, May 2021 Release
    Skyline Health Diagnostics is providing vSAN diagnostics and health plug-ins.
    VMware Cloud Foundation plug-ins are added in technical preview mode.
    Simplified user password management.
    Ability to configure NTP during deployment wizard.
    Reduced installation time due to accelerated the initial first boot operation.
    Report Enhancement
    The report now uses a tree structure to group results by plug-in type and severity or alert level.
    The reports can be rendered completely without the need for internet access.
    Plug-ins
    80 New plug-ins are added towards VMware vSphere, VMware vSAN, and VMware Cloud Foundation.
    User Interface
    The user can start analysis base on the product type like VMware vCenter, VMware ESXi, and VMware Cloud Foundation from the user interface.
    The user can submit multiple tasks to perform parallel analysis runs
    The newly added task view lists all the submitted analysis tasks.
    The Show Reports functionality has been improved to include product-level grouping and provides more filtering options for quickly searching the reports.
    Simplified report view displays the categorization of the identified issues under Diagnostics, Security Advisory, vSAN Health Check & VMware Cloud Foundation Health Check.
    The user can add or delete tags from the report for faster searching.

  5. What’s New in 2.5.1, July 2021 Release
    Skyline Health Diagnostics performance enhancements
    Reduction of the analysis time by 60% due to the architectural improvements.
    Increase in the limit for selection of number of hosts in a workflow up to 65. In the older releases, the limit was 33.
    Support for analyzing Crypto-Enabled hosts when connected to vCenter server (except PSOD issue).
    Ability to configure timeout for generate and download and extract stages of the analyze operation. This helps to collect large log bundles or where network is slow.
    Ability to improve the performance of analyze operation by configuring the new parameters.
    Support for viewing the task summary while the diagnostics workflow is still in progress.
    Support to run vSAN Health Check on selected clusters.
    Support for use of ESXi CGI Interface to generate log bundle.
    Ability to limit the time duration of logs to analyze the log collection of the last few days by using the configuration settings.
    Improvements in user interface
    Added support for triggering & filtering vSAN only run for vSAN enabled clusters.
    Provided better filtration and categorization support for the analysis reports.
    Added tagging support for upload log bundle workflow.
    Added configuration management support from user interface for quick and easy access. These configuration setting will help to improve the behavior and performance of the analyze operations and user password behavior.
    Plug-ins
    Added eight (8) new VMSA plugins (including latest VMSA for VC released in the month of July)
    Added eight (8) new vSAN plugins.
    Added thirty-one (31) new diagnostics plugins (that includes vCenter Server, ESXi Host, Virtual Machine, VMware Update Manager, VMware Core Storage, PSOD)
    Added three (3) new health checks.

  6. What’s New in 2.5.2, September 2021 Release
    Skyline Health Diagnostics performance enhancements
    Improvements in user interface
    Provided better filtration and categorization support for the analysis reports.
    Plug-ins
    Added seven (7) new vSAN plugins.
    Added ten (10) new ESXi PSOD plugins
    Added thirty (30) new vCenter plugins.

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