If you have deployed a remote data collector, you must register it with a vRealize Business for Cloud server to process inventory information (servers, virtual machines, clusters, storage devices, and associations between them) and usage (CPU and memory) statistics from the data sources.

The data collector interacts with vCenter Server, vCloud Director, EMC Storage Resource Manager (SRM), and public cloud instances (AWS, Azure), and pushes the data to the vRealize Business for Cloud server.


Note: Azure is not a part of remote data collection, so you cannot add an Azure account from the remote data collector.


  1. Log in to the data collection manager on the 9443 port as a root user in following URL format - https://Remote_Data_Collector_IP_address:9443/dc-ui/.
  2. Expand the Register with vRealize Business Server option.
  3. Enter the IP address or the host name of the vRealize Business for Cloud server.
  4. Enter or paste the one-time key that you have generated on vRealize Business for Cloud.
  5. Click Update.

What to do next

Add data sources to the remote data collector, see Managing Private Cloud Connections or add public cloud accounts, see Managing Public Cloud Accounts.