The first time you use the Consolidation feature, VMware recommends that you specify consolidation settings. These settings include default system credentials and active domains.

Default system credentials enable you to store a set of credentials so that you do not have to enter them each time you add systems for analysis. You can override default credentials when necessary.

Active domains enable you to register domains with the Consolidation feature. Active domains are scanned daily so that newly added systems are readily available.