It would be great to add somekind of import to CIAC so we could import existing VMs to under CIAC.
Most customers has environment already up'n'running so it's pretty boring job to create VMs and change images after that.
VM Discovery (or VM Brownfield or VM Import) will be a feature of IAC 4.0. CloudSync will be enhanced to perform discovery of existing VMs within the managed Cloud infrastructure.
The following information is provided as tentative details of the forthcoming feature.
CloudSync will tentatively include:
VM Discovery is a special case of vCenter object discovery
Several use cases are defined to limit the amount of time and effort needed to keep records updated. The most intensive use case will be the Day 0 brownfield collection as Data Centers are registered.
The engine process, Enumerate VMs, will be used to collect the VMs for all use cases. This ensures consistent collections, and any changes are applied to all use cases.
It'll perform two tiers of data collection:
has this feature been included in IAC 4.0?
I can't find it in the documentation, can you eventually point me at any docs?
I assume that on IAC 3.1 the user still needs to import VMs by working in the Service Item MAnager in PSC and assigning the Virtual Server to its owner.
The feature is now part of IAC 4.0 and discovered VMs are managed through the Manage Infrastructure portlet. Discovery of existing VMs occurs on a scheduled basis.