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Discover all datacenters in a service account on-demand

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Discover all datacenters in a service account on-demand

After you set up a service account, run Discovery to populate the datacenters in the account.

Before you begin

  • Role required: sn_cmp.cloud_admin
  • A cloud account with service accounts and associated datacenters

About this task

Cloud providers often use proprietary names for account and credential settings. Because the Cloud Management application supports several cloud providers, Cloud Management uses general-purpose names for the settings.In GCP, the region-specific containers for virtual resources are called regions. In Cloud Management, regions are called datacenters or logical datacenters). The term "logical" is used to reinforce the idea that Cloud Management is provider-agnostic. All infrastructure or applications that are deployed using Cloud Management are associated with a datacenter.
  • Scheduled Discovery discovers only datacenters that are part of the service account when the schedule is created. If datacenters have been added since the time you created the schedule, Discovery does not discover those datacenters. Delete the old schedule and create a new schedule every time the datacenters in a service account change.
  • You can run Discovery on demand without waiting for the next scheduled run. See Schedule Discovery of all resources in a datacenter.


  1. Navigate to Cloud Management > Service Accounts.
  2. Click the name of a service account and then click the Discover Datacenters related link.
  3. Wait for the Datacenter discovery status field to show a status of Complete.
    If Discovery is successful, you see the following message in the Datacenter discovery status field: 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.
Note: Check the Cloud API Trail and the Orchestration Trail if Discovery encounters issues.