You can discover services and applications using the Service Discovery adapter.

Service Discovery

Service discovery helps you discover services running in each VM and then builds a relationship or dependency between the services from different VMs. You can view basic metrics based on the services you want to monitor. You can also use the service discovery dashboards to monitor the services.

Service discovery helps you determine the kind of services running on each VM in your environment. You can find out which VM is a part of a service, the impact of shutting down or moving a VM, the impact of an incident, and the right escalation path for a problem. You can also determine which VMs are used to migrate a service and which services are impacted by a planned outage on a VM or an infrastructure component.

Application Discovery

Applications can also be discovered on a VM with services connected to each other and those that talk to each other. You can discover predefined and custom applications. VMware Aria Operations for Logs and are the predefined applications. You can view the VMs connected to their services, how the services talk to each other, and those that are connected to different VMs.

To discover and monitor services and add and view applications, follow these steps in VMware Aria Operations: