The Discover vCenter workflow is particularly useful for an administrator who has
just installed vCenter and wants to begin using it for cloud management, but has not
Administrators can configure instances with Orchestration to run the Discover vCenter
workflow to populate the CMDB with vCenter data without having to activate the
The workflow resolves the DNS name and populates the CMDB by running the VMware -
vCenter Datacenters probe, which triggers additional probes that return the desired
vCenter data. You must have a properly configured MID Server connected to the
instance to use this feature.
You can discover a vCenter instance using one of these methods available on the
VMware vCenter Instance form:
- Discover vCenter Details: This related link is
available to users with the vmware_operator role.
- Scheduled discoveries: Users with the cloud_admin
role can create and edit scheduled discoveries from this related list. Users
with the vmware_operator role can view scheduled discoveries.
To discover a single vCenter instance:
Select the vCenter instance you want to discover.
Under Related Links, click Discover vCenter