Supported virtualization platforms

The BMC Discovery Virtual Appliance (VA) uses VMware virtualization technology to provide Application Distribution Management. The following VAs are available:

  • Community Edition: A free download of BMC Discovery that is limited to scan up to 60 OSIs.
  • Full Edition: An unrestricted Virtual Appliance, available after purchasing BMC Discovery.

BMC provides Operating System updates as part of its monthly BMC Discovery updates.

VMware supported virtualization platforms

The BMC Discovery Virtual Appliance is supplied as an OVF (Open Virtualization Format) file and is supported on the VMware platforms described in this section.

For production use:

  • VMware Virtual Infrastructure (ESX/ESXi) — 5.5 and later

For testing and development

  • VMware Workstation — 11.1.4 and later

Additional virtualization platforms

The BMC Discovery Virtual Appliance is supplied as an OVF (Open Virtualization Format) file and is supported on the VMware platforms mentioned above. You can also convert the OVF file for use with the virtualization and cloud platforms described below:

If you convert the OVF file, the BMC Discovery virtual appliance is also supported on the following additional platforms, though is only tested on the VMware platforms described above.

Hyper-V

To convert the BMC Discovery virtual appliance to Hyper-V, follow these How to Use VMM to Convert VMware Virtual Machines to Hyper-V (V2V) instructions.

Xen

To convert the BMC Discovery virtual appliance to a XenServer virtual machine, follow these How to Convert VMware Virtual Machines to XenServer Virtual Machines instructions.

KVM

To convert the BMC Discovery virtual appliance OVF package to an OVA archive, use the VMware OVF Tool. Once you have the BMC Discovery virtual appliance in an OVA archive, use these instructions to import the OVA archive file into KVM.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

See the following for instructions for deploying a BMC Discovery VA into Amazon Web Services.

The AWS documentation provides further information on importing VMware virtual machines to AWS.

Microsoft Azure

See this page for instructions for deploying a BMC Discovery VA into Microsoft Azure. 

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Comments

  1. Abhay Bhagat

    Does BMC Discovery Appliance works with VMWare Workstation  Player 15 as it throws me an error of  ""VMware Player and Device/Credential Guard are not compatible. VMware Player can be run after disabling Device/Credential Guard. Please visit http://www.vmware.com/go/turnoff_CG_DG for more details"". whenever I try to use/import the same.

    Feb 10, 2019 03:58
    1. Mark Wilkinson

      Hi Abhay, the compatibility issue you refer to is between the Windows Device/Credential Guard feature and VMWare Workstation. It is independent of the Virtual Machine being run, and I believe you will experience this no matter which Virtual Machine you try to power on. Should you find any Discovery VM specific issue we will of course be happy to help via our community forums or a helpdesk ticket.

      Feb 11, 2019 05:14