Discover AWS and Azure logical datacenters from a service account

After you set up service accounts, you can run manual discovery or set up a discovery schedule to find the datacenters already in your AWS and Azure clouds.

Before you begin

  • Roles required: discovery_admin, sm_admin
  • Accounts required: a service account for AWS or Azure
  • Credentials required: AWS or Azure credentials

About this task

These instructions apply to service account cloud discovery, not to cloud application discovery. See Cloud discovery for descriptions of each.
Note: VMware discovery does not require a service account. To discover VMware resources, configure a standard discovery schedule that is configured to run on the IP address of the vCenter server. See VMware virtual machines for more information.


  1. Navigate to Cloud Management > Cloud Infrastructure > Service Accounts.
  2. Click the name of a service account.
  3. Click Discover Datacenters under Related links.
  4. Wait for the Datacenter discovery status field to show a status of complete. You should see this message if the discovery was successful: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS: Completed....Reload this form to see an updated datacenter list.
  5. Reload the form.


The discovered datacenters appear in the Logical Datacenters Related list.
Note: Check the Cloud API Trail and the Orchestration Trail if you encountered any issues with the discovery.