By default, a vCenter Hyperic agent checks for new resources only once a day. You can force the auto-discovery of resources.

You can force a vCenter Hyperic agent to check for new resources by stopping and starting the agent on the computer for which you want to force an auto-discovery. When the Hyperic Agent starts, it automatically checks for new resources.

You can also trigger the auto-discovery from the user interface, as follows:


On the dashboard, click Resources > Browse.


Click Platforms (XX).


In the table, click the name of the platform on which you are forcing the auto-discovery.


In the Tools Menu box, click New Auto-discovery.


Under Quick Auto-discovery Scan, click OK.

New resources are displayed in the Auto-Discovery portlet of the main dashboard as soon as the platform scan is complete.