When vRealize Operations Manager redescribes an adapter, vRealize Operations Manager finds the adapter files, gathers information about the abilities of the adapter, and updates the user interface with information about the adapter.

How Adapter Redescribe Works

After installing or updating an adapter, capture the adapter information by having vRealize Operations Manager redescribe its adapters.

Where You Find Adapter Redescribe

In the left pane, select Administration > Support > Redescribe.

Adapter Redescribe Options

The feature includes an option to start the adapter describe process.

Table 1. Adapter Redescribe Options




Start the adapter describe process

vRealize Operations Manager provides adapter-specific details from the redescribe process.

Table 2. Adapter Redescribe Details




Adapter to which the redescribe process applies


Success, failure, or other condition related to the last redescribe process

Describe Version

Version of describe.xml against which the last redescribe process ran

Adapter Version

Version of the adapter against which the last redescribe process ran


Additional details about the last redescribe process