Most resource types are automatically discovered, and auto-discovery is the only way an operating system platform can be added to inventory. Conversely, auto-discovery of network or virtual platform types is not possible — you must add such platforms to inventory manually.

Most server types are auto-discovered. You create a server manually only if the managing plugin does not support server discovery, or if the plugin fails to discover a server, for instance, because it has an other-than-expected name in the process list or Windows registry.

Network services that are monitored remotely cannot be auto-discovered---you must manually create a platform service to represent a network service.

This topic provides instructions for creating a platform in vCenter Hyperic.

This topic provides instructions for creating a platform service.

This topic lists all supported platform service types in vCenter Hyperic.

This topic provides instructions for creating a server.

This topic provides instructions for creating a service.