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Run Discovery on a VMware cloud service account

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Run Discovery on a VMware cloud service account

After you set up a cloud service account, run Discovery to populate the datacenters that belong to the account.

Before you begin

Role required: sn_cmp.cloud_admin

About this task

Logical datacenters (LDCs) are the region-specific containers for virtual resources — "regions" in AWS and Azure, and "datacenters" in VMware. Discovery uses the information in the cloud service account to identify all logical datacenters (LDCs) associated with your provider account.


  1. Navigate to Cloud Management > Service Accounts.
  2. Click the name of a cloud service account and then click the Discover Datacenters related link.
  3. Wait for the Datacenter discovery status field to show a status of Complete. You should see this message if Discovery was successful: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS: Completed … Reload this form to see an updated datacenter list.
  4. Reload the form.


The discovered datacenters appear in the Logical Datacenters related list.