Configuring the discovery profile

By default, the VMware ESX computer system sensor is enabled for a Level 2 or Level 3 discovery. The sensor discovers only guest systems that are running. To discovery all guests, create a Level 2 or Level 3 discovery profile for the VMware ESX computer system sensor, and customize the sensor settings.

To create the discovery profile, complete the following steps:
  1. In the Discovery drawer of the Discovery Management Console, click Discovery Profiles.
  2. In the Discovery Profiles window, click New.
  3. In the Create New Profile window, type the profile name and description. From the Clone existing profile list, select Level 2 Discovery, or Level 3 Discovery, and click OK.
  4. On the Sensor Configuration tab, select the VmwareComputerSystemSensor sensor.
  5. In the Create Configuration window, type the name and description for your configuration, and select the Enable Configuration check box.
  6. In the Configuration section of the Create Configuration window, click discoverNonRunningGuests. Then double-click the Value field in the row, and type true.
  7. Click OK to return to the Discovery Profiles window.
  8. In the Discovery Profiles window, click Save.