After you create AWS accounts, run Discovery to discover AWS accounts and
associated resources. Discovery of
Amazon Web Services cloud is based on account information rather than an IP range. MID
Servers are not used in this type of discovery.
In AWS, a web service account is a master account that has many subscriptions,
where each subscription is a set of login credentials. Each subscription has views into
the resources available in the master account to that subscription. To discover the
entire web service account, you must have the credentials for each subscription.
Role required: aws_admin or cloud_admin
Amazon Web Services account
discover one or more AWS accounts. To perform host-based discovery of the virtual
hosts contained within an AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC):
- A MID Server must be installed and configured on a node within the VPC.
- Each VPC that is discovered must have a separate Discovery schedule for
the IP addresses in the VPC.
Note: Running multiple scheduled jobs at one time can cause significant
performance degradation. When possible, schedule cloud discovery, billing data
download, and resource optimization jobs to run a few hours apart instead of
overlapping. To view scheduled jobs, navigate to .
Navigate to the account to discover: Either:
Select the account to discover and click the Create Discovery
Schedule related link.
On the Discovery Schedule page, click the Discover now
The system performs the Discovery
lists the results in the Discovery Status
Discovered resources are listed on the Account page, grouped by type on separate
The current state of the resource, if applicable, is updated
accordingly (for example, EC2 virtual machine instances, AWS VPCs, AWS