It is recommended that you specify Consolidation settings before using the feature. Consolidation settings are located in the Configuration tab of the Guided Consolidation section of the vSphere Client.

The Configuration tab displays name, location, and health of Consolidation services. It also enables you to configure the following settings:

Default system credentials

Used by Guided Consolidation to access target physical systems. If necessary, the default credentials can be overridden.

Active Domains

Guided Consolidation automatically scans active domains and caches information about the systems in them. This information is updated daily. If you intend to add systems for analysis by selecting them from a domain, you must specify the domain as Active.