Discover vCenter resources

Several templates are available by default with Cloud Management. Discovering vCenter makes the templates available for configuration as catalog items.

Before you begin

Role required: cloud_admin, vmware_operator

About this task

Several templates are available by default with Cloud Management. Discovering vCenter makes the templates available for configuration as catalog items. To create additional virtual machine templates, contact your vCenter administrator.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to VMware Cloud > vCenter and click New.
  2. Enter the IP address of your vCenter instance in the URL field. The URL is filled in after discovery.
    Note: The Create Discovery Schedule link is only visible when a valid IP address is entered.
  3. Fill in the form, as needed.
  4. Right-click the form header and select Save.
  5. Click Create Discovery Schedule and fill in the form, as needed.
    Figure 1. Discover vCenter UI action
    Discover vCenter UI action
  6. On the scheduled job, click Discover Now.
  7. Wait for the system to discover the detailed information. If your user record has an email address, the system sends an email notification when the discovery finishes.
    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 System Definition > Scheduled Jobs.