Support for VMware Photon OS

Idea ID 1673729

Support for VMware Photon OS

Our end customer OTE has some VMware vCenter servers installed on VMware Photon OS appliances, and plans to gradually migrate all of their vCenters to these Photon OS appliances. Photon OS is a minimal Linux OS, specifically designed for VMware infrastructure.

In order to run VMware discoveries in uCMDB, first the vCenter host needs to be discovered by the Host Connection by Shell job, followed by the Host Applications by Shell job in order to discover the vCenter software. As Photon OS is not supported, we are not able to discover the respective vCenter hosts, and thus proceed with the VMware discoveries.

So it is requested to support the discovery of Photon OS systems with Host Connection / Applications by Shell jobs.

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Status changed to: Waiting for Votes

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Our client is using different-different products and other vendors are also approaching  him. Just to control the situation we suggested client to make uCMDB the lead/gloabal CMDB in his environment.


Orbus iServer CMDB consist of custom attributes that are not discoverable by CMDB. Via the integration the custom attributes will populate at uCMDB end.

Other vendors are providing the integration facilities. So I need your help to overcome this situation.


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