Vmware vCentre Cloud Discovery vs Probe

  • 16 September 2022
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we are creating our CMDB and initially concentrating on Windows servers we have used the probe. Recently we connected to our ESXi hosts using Vmware vcentre cloud discovery.


 The first thing that happens is we had loads of duplicates as it see’s these as VM’s and not servers (Not too much of a problem as its in the sandbox). But we notice they each have differing information, the VMware side nicely catching more VM type stuff, relationships, which host its on etc whereas the probe captures the software stack etc. I’m yet to go fully into the difference but wondered had anybody come to this crossroads on which to choose and why they went which ever way they did ?

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