Cloud discovery

Cloud discovery finds resources in AWS and Azure clouds, and then populates the CMDB with the relevant CIs and relationships.

How Cloud Discovery works

Types of cloud Discovery
Service account cloud discovery
Discovers all resources in an AWS or Azure service account, including all datacenters in the account. The discovery process launches the necessary patterns to find all resources in a service account. You launch this type of cloud discovery from the Service Account form and track the discovery in the Cloud API Trail and Cloud Orchestration Trail.
Cloud application discovery
Discovers only the cloud resources in a service account for a pattern that you specify. You launch this type of cloud discovery from a Discovery schedule and track the discovery in the Discovery Status. This process is the same when discovering configuration items, IP addresses, or networks.
Tracking the results of a Cloud Discovery

Typically, you track a discovery through the ECC queue and the discovery status, which shows you see all records for a particular discovery. For Service account cloud discovery, check the Cloud API Trail and Cloud Orchestration Trail. Records in these trails show you the same information in the ECC queue, including which MID Server processed and the log entries created for the discovery.

AWS Config and Azure alerts
Your instance can detect notifications and alerts from AWS and Azure clouds. Discovery can then make the necessary updates.
Note: You do not need the Cloud Management application to use cloud discovery. The Discovery plugin includes the necessary components from Cloud Management to perform cloud discovery.

What to do (Service account cloud discovery)

What to do (Cloud application discovery)

Before you run cloud application discovery, you should have an understanding of how patterns work. See Pattern customization for more information.

See Run cloud application discovery for directions.

Pre-Jakarta AWS and Azure Discovery

Cloud discovery has changed, starting with the Jakarta release. For pre-Jakarta versions, see the following resources: