Discovery for VMware vCenter

Discovery can explore the VMware vCenter process running on a Windows or Linux host.

vCenter discovery

Discovery supports these vCenter versions:
  • vCenter versions 6.0 and earlier
  • vSphere version 5.5
  • vCenter appliance version 6.0 and earlier

See vCenter data collected for a description of the VMware architecture and component relationships.

vCenter event collection

In addition to finding vCenter data through the standard discovery process, Discovery can also update the CMDB by detecting vCenter events through a MID Server extension called the vCenter event collector. See vCenter event collector for details.

vCenter Discovery on Windows host

Windows credentials are not necessary for vCenter Discovery, when valid VMware credentials are used.