The JSON syntax you use to describe the objects for an adapter corresponds to the API code syntax but differs from what you find in the user interface. The following terms appear in the user interface. Included with the description of each term is the corresponding JSON syntax used in an API call.

Adapter types Defines the adapter used to discover particular object types. For example, the vCenter adapter discovers objects connected to vSphere data centers. The EMC adapter discovers EMC storage system objects.

JSON syntax: adapterkinds.

Object types The class of entities that represent objects or information sources. Objects report data to the vRealize Operations analytics engine. Virtual machines, datastores, and host systems are examples of object types defined in a vCenter adapter model.

JSON syntax: resourcekinds.