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You access and configure all of your services, using the IBM Cloud Console. This section describes the settings and procedures required to discover services running in IBM Cloud.
BMC Discovery enables you to discover your cloud services running in IBM Cloud.
The following set of IBM Cloud services can be discovered with the latest product content update:
Classic Infrastructure - is not supported because IBM marked it as obsolete
VPC Infrastructure - both Generation 1 and 2 are supported
To perform discovery on IBM Cloud, you must provide an API key (credential) with which BMC Discovery can access the IBM cloud. You can create the access key using the IBM Cloud API keys console.
Manage → Access (IAM) → API Keys
You can download the API Key as a json file and then import it when you create a cloud credential in BMC Discovery.
If you lose the API key, you cannot retrieve it from the IAM console, you must create a new access key and use the new key in the BMC Discovery cloud credential. You should keep a note of the API key until you have successfully tested the cloud credential.
Create the cloud credential in the same way as any other credential. The cloud credential uses the Access key as the equivalent of a username and password combination.
Once you have created the credential, you should test it to ensure that it works.
From the credentials page, click Devices.
If the credential test was unsuccessful, click on the 'Failure' status to see the details. Ensure that you copied the secret access key correctly.
The BMC Discovery appliance must be able to access IBM using https (port 443 and 80).
To perform cloud discovery, from the Discovery Status page, use the Add New run control.
Once you have scanned, you can examine the results.
Perform a normal scan on the hosts running the VMs discovered in the cloud scan. Use the Unscanned Cloud Hosts report on the Cloud Overview dashboard to find these.
Scanning the hosts assumes that the appliance or proxy has network access to hosts running in the cloud, for example, using a VPN.
Public IP addresses do not respond to ICMP pings. You must disable "Ping before scanning", otherwise all scans are dropped reporting no response.
You can discover all supported databases in IBM Cloud. At the time of release of BMC Discovery 11.3, the following are supported:
The following information is required to discover databases in IBM Cloud:
Then the database can be discovered as any MySQL database in your estate.
The GCP discovery patterns are available on the Manage > Knowledge page. They are located in the Pattern modules list, under Cloud > IBM