Specifying a domain as Active populates the Add to Analysis dialog box with a list of systems on that domain. That information is updated daily as long as the domain remains active.

VMware recommends that you leave domains where new systems are frequently added as Active and that you remove domains that do not frequently change after their information has been cached. Because scanning active domains is resource intensive, VMware also recommends that no more than 50 domains are simultaneously active.


In some cases it can take the system several hours to collect a domain's containment information.


From the vSphere Client Home page, select Guided Consolidation > Configuration.


Click Add in the Active Domains section.


Select the domains you want to make active.


Click OK.