This documentation relates to the latest released version of BMC Discovery.
See the information on this topic for versions 11.2 or 11.1.

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

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.

Supported cloud platforms

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

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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