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.

VMware ESX and ESXi host discovery using custom patterns

You can develop your custom patterns to discover information about the VMware ESX and ESXi hosts from the VMware vSphere API. In BMC Discovery versions before 11.0 you had to use integration points and define blocks. In version 11.0 and later, you can now perform the same discovery more simply using the discovery.vSphere* functions. Each method of using custom patterns to discover VMware ESX and ESXi hosts using the vSphere API are described in the following topics:

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