The Server Manager discovers and monitors various vCloud Director components via REST API .

The Server Manager imports initial topology from the IP Availability Manager. After the topology is imported, Server Manager discovers domain-specific entities related to the features and creates additional topology objects for those features.

As a first step of discovery, vCD (vCloud Director) is discovered based on ICMP discovery. On discovery of vCloud Director (Host) in SMARTS-IP domain manager, SMARTS ESM server imports the Host from IP Domain Manager and further does a complete discovery of vCloud Director topology.

vCloud Director(vCD) Discovered Components are:

  • Cloud Controller
  • Organization (Tenant)
  • Organization vDC
  • Provider vDC
  • vApp (Virtual Appliance)
Figure 1. vCD Components in ESM

Smarts Model Representation of vCD Components in ESM

vCD components table summarizes list of the vCD components used in Server Manager.
Table 1. vCD components
vCD Components Smarts Model Representation of vCD Components in ESM
vCloud Director CloudController
Organization Tenant
OrganizationVDC OrganizationVDC
ProviderVDC ProviderVDC
vApp VirtualAppliance