VMware Cloud services supports public cloud accounts, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and also private cloud accounts, such as VMware vCenter Server.

The Discovery service is used to "discover" resources associated with public and private cloud accounts. Discovery allows a user to see specific information about cloud resources. These include:

  • Cloud types

  • Virtual machines

  • Storage units

  • IP addresses

  • Network interfaces

  • Subnets

  • Virtual networks

  • S3 buckets

Choose Dashboard to see a summary of your current cloud accounts and groups. From the Discovery Summary screen, you can add a new cloud account, create a new group, or view resources for a specific cloud account, such as AWS, Azure, or vCenter Server.

Choose Resources to view the resources in your VMware Cloud services account. You can use filtering to display specific resources, and use wildcards and operands to drill down further. For example, you can search for a specific kind of resource, like all virtual machines, or search for resources that contain a similar name or string.

Choose Resource Groups to see a list of your groups or to create a new group. Creating a group allows you to use filtering to define specific resources you can view again, then assign them a unique name. Next time you want to view those resources, you simply click on the name of the group. This is an easy way to view selected resources again and again.

Choose Cloud Accounts to see your public and private cloud accounts. To add a new public or private account, click Add New. To see more information about a specific account in your list, click the account name to display Account Details.