Before you start working in VMware Discovery you need to download data collectors and have certain information about your public and private cloud accounts available. Use this checklist to help you get set up before your on-boarding call with the VMware Cloud services team.

Table 1. Before You Onboard with VMware Discovery


You need...

Sign up for and log in to VMware Discovery

A VMware ID.

Set up a My VMware account with your corporate email address at

Connect to VMware Cloud Services

HTTPS port 443 open to outgoing traffic with access through the firewall to:

  • *


  • *

Add an AWS public cloud account

  • 20-digit Access Key ID and corresponding Secret Access Key.

  • Amazon S3 bucket that is identified with the master account.

  • Appropriate user permissions:

    • AmazonEC2ReadOnlyAccess permission for master account, linked account and individual account users.

    • AmazonS3ReadOnlyAccess permission for master account and individual account owners.

Add a Microsoft Azure public cloud account

To add an individual Azure public cloud account:

  • Subscription ID - Allows you access to your Azure subscriptions.

  • Client Application ID - Provides access to Microsoft Active Directory in your Azure individual account.

  • Client Application Secret Key - The unique secret key generated to pair with your Client Application ID.

  • Tenant ID - The authorization endpoint for the Active Directory applications you create in your Azure account.

Add a VMware vSphere private cloud account