This documentation supports the 11.3 version of BMC Discovery.

To view an earlier version of the product, select the version from the Product version menu.

Cloud region

Cloud providers usually divide their cloud into geographic regions. A cloud region object in BMC Discovery represents a geographical region provided by a cloud provider. Cloud regions are specific to cloud providers. All cloud region objects are set up automatically by the BMC Discovery process.

Node changes in Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2019-Dec-1

TKU December 2019 enhances the model for Cloud Regions and Cloud Services to be segregated by account. If you discover more than one AWS Account, more than one Azure Subscription or more than one GCP Project, all the data from Cloud Region through to individual nodes within services will be clearly separated, where before it was intermingled.

As a result, the keys of all CloudRegion and CloudService nodes, and many contained nodes will change, even if you only discover a single account. If you synchronize to a CMDB, the identities of the corresponding CIs will also change.

The existing nodes are not deleted automatically with the application of the TKU. To remove the old nodes from the BMC Discovery model, you can delete the patterns that were deactivated by the new patterns in the TKU. However, the old CIs in the CMDB will not be deleted automatically. The simplest way to remove them is to perform a resynchronization.

To view a cloud region

  1. From the main menu, select Explore > Data.
    The Infrastructure page opens.
  2. In the Cloud section, click Cloud Regions.
  3. Select a cloud region from the list, as illustrated in the following screen. 

The following table describes information fields for a cloud region.

Field name



Name of this cloud region; for example, AWS Asia Pacific(Sydney) : Project name.

Short name

The short name of this cloud region; for example, Asia Pacific(Sydney) : Project name.


The code of this cloud region; for example, ap-southeast-2.


The location of this cloud region; for example, Sydney.
Cloud Provider

The cloud provider in which this cloud region belongs; for example, Amazon Web Services

ProjectThe project.
Project NameThe project name.

The services provided in this cloud region; for example,

Short name - EC2 (Sydney)

Code - ec2 and

Type - compute

All Virtual MachinesShows all the virtual machines related to this cloud region.
All Block StorageShows all the block storages related to this cloud region.
All Software InstancesDisplays all the software instances related to this cloud region.
All Load BalancersDisplays all the load balancers information related to this cloud region.
All Administrative CollectionsDisplays all the administrative collections related to this cloud region.

The following attributes were added in TKU 2019-Dec-1:

  • Account ID
  • Account Name
  • Subscription ID
  • Subscription Name
  • Project
  • Project Name
  • Project ID

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