If vRealize Operations Manager does not discover objects after an adapter instance is configured, use manual discovery. Discovering objects is more efficient than adding objects individually.


You use discovery to define objects for embedded adapters. vRealize Operations Manager discovers objects that use external adapters.

Where You Find Discover Objects

In the menu, select Administration, then click Configuration > Inventory Explorer in the left pane. Click Discover Objects in the List tool bar.

Discover Objects

The Discoveries section of the describe.xml file for the adapter might include parameters for discovery information. The describe.xml file is in the conf subfolder of the adapter, for example xyz_adapter3/conf/describe.xml.




Collector that vRealize Operations Manager uses to discover objects. Only the vRealize Operations Manager Collector is added during installation.

Adapter Type

Adapter type for the objects to discover.

Adapter Instance

Adapter instance of the selected adapter type.

Discovery Info

Selection depends on the adapter type. For example, for a vCenter adapter, the Discovery Info selection adds an option to discover objects of a particular object type.

Only New Objects

On by default, to omit objects that are already discovered.