Amazon Supported Cloud Regions

How Cloud Regions are named in BMC Helix Discovery

CloudRegion node name is created from

'AWS <label> : <account_name>'


<label> is an AWS Region Name from the list of supported cloud regions; for example, af-south-1 for Africa (Cape Town) OR Outposts in AWS Region Name for the BMC Outpost.

<account_name> is an AWS Account Name that has a more advanced logic. To attempt to obtain a human-readable name, start with method A, and if it fails, proceed to the following ones:

  • Method A.

The main source is the AWS account alias taken from the 'AWS.IAM.ListAccountAliases' request. 

  • Method B.

A search is performed for a previously created CloudManagementGroup node for this account with the required AWS account ID. This group must be previously modeled or discovered; see AWS Organization Discovery

  • Method C.

Perform an additional request to AWS - 'AWS.Organizations.DescribeAccount'. This request requires additional permission to the 'organization' service; for example, Example: AWS US East (N. Virginia) : development_1. See API DescribeAccount Open link in the official AWS documentation

If none of the methods gives a human-readable name, the AWS account ID is used; for example, AWS US East (N. Virginia) : 555558888999

Supported Cloud Regions

The following table lists the Amazon Cloud regions supported by BMC Helix Discovery.

Region IDRegion NameRegion Location
af-south-1Africa (Cape Town)Cape Town, South Africa
ap-east-1Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)Hong Kong
ap-northeast-1Asia Pacific (Tokyo)Tokyo, Japan
ap-northeast-2Asia Pacific (Seoul)Seoul, Korea
ap-northeast-3Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local)Osaka, Japan
ap-south-1Asia Pacific (Mumbai)Mumbai, India
ap-south-2Asia Pacific (Hyderabad)Hyderabad, India
ap-southeast-1Asia Pacific (Singapore)Singapore
ap-southeast-2Asia Pacific (Sydney)Sydney, Australia
ap-southeast-3Asia Pacific (Jakarta)Jakarta, Indonesia
ap-southeast-4Asia Pacific (Melbourne)Melbourne, Australia
ca-central-1Canada (Central)Montreal, Canada
ca-west-1Canada West (Calgary)Calgary, Canada
cn-north-1China (Beijing)Beijing, China
cn-northwest-1China (Ningxia)Ningxia, China
eu-central-1EU (Frankfurt)Frankfurt, Germany
eu-central-2EU (Zurich)Zurich, Switzerland
eu-north-1EU (Stockholm)Stockholm, Sweden
eu-south-1Europe (Milan)Milan, Italy
eu-south-2EU (Spain)Spain
eu-west-1EU (Ireland)Ireland
eu-west-2EU (London)London, UK
eu-west-3EU (Paris)Paris, France
il-central-1Israel (Tel Aviv)Tel Aviv, Israel
me-south-1Middle East (Bahrain)Bahrain
me-central-1Middle East (UAE)UAE
sa-east-1South America (São Paulo)São Paulo, Brazil
us-east-1US East (N. Virginia)N. Virginia, USA
us-east-2US East (Ohio)Ohio, USA
us-gov-east-1AWS GovCloud (US-East)Eastern USA
us-gov-west-1AWS GovCloud (US-West)Western USA
us-west-1US West (N. California)California, USA
us-west-2US West (Oregon)Oregon, USA
globalGlobalAWS Global
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