The following instructions walk you through basic setup in your AWS account. You should have done these things already, so you are ready to go with VMware Cloud services. However, if you need more complete instructions, you can get them here.


You do not need to create an S3 bucket and set up billing for the resources in your AWS account to be listed in the Discovery service. However, if you plan to capture billing data in your AWS account, configure your IAM user setting first.


  1. Login to your Amazon account console at
  2. Go to the name of your AWS account in the top right of the console and select My Account.
  3. Scroll down until you see IAM User and Role Access to Billing Information.
  4. Click Edit. Then select Activate IAM Access and click Update.


Once you've set this option in your account, it remains turned on and you don't need to do it again.