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 service

A cloud service object in BMC Discovery represents a group of one or more services provided by a cloud provider. Individual cloud services are specific to a cloud region. All cloud service 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 service

  1. From the main menu, select Explore > Data
    The Infrastructure page opens.
  2. In the Cloud section, click Cloud Services.
  3. Select a cloud service 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, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud(Sydney) : Project Name.

Short name

The short name of this cloud region; for example, EC2(Sydney) : Project Name.


The code of this cloud region; for example, ec2.


The type of this cloud service; for example, Compute.
Cloud Region

The cloud region for which this cloud service is applicable; for example, AWS Asia Pacific(Sydney)

Account ID

Account ID used to discover the cloud region

Account Name

Account Name used to discover the cloud region

Subscription ID

Subscription ID

Subscription Name

Subscription Name

ProjectThe project.
Project NameThe project name.
Project IDThe project ID.
Administrative Collections

Displays all the administrative collections related to this cloud service. For example:

Type: AWS Virtual Private Cloud

Name: Amazon VPC Default

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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Managing your IT infrastructure

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