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ESX server discovery

ESX server discovery

Discovery identifies and classifies information about ESXi Servers through the discovery of vCenter and not from the direct discovery of any ESXi Servers.

Important: ESX server discovery is done through vCenter. Do not specify the IP address of the ESX server in a Discovery Schedule. Instead, discover the vCenter through the Discovery Schedule.

For a description of the VMware architecture and component relationships, see vCenter data collected.

For a discussion of how Discovery collects information on datastores and establishes the relationships between the ESXi hosts and the storage disks attached to the datastores, see Datastore Discovery

Required Roles

Users with the itil and asset roles can access ESXii and ESXi configuration item (CI) records. To run discovery on vCenter servers, users must have the discovery_admin role.