Create a resource discovery - Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
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Create a resource discovery

This section describes how to create a resource discovery. A resource discovery is created by default when you create an IPAM. The default quota for resource discoveries per Region is 1. For more information about IPAM quotas, see Quotas for your IPAM.


Creating, sharing, and associating resource discoveries is part of the process of integrating IPAM with accounts outside of your organizations (see Integrate IPAM with accounts outside of your organization). If you are not creating an IPAM and integrating it with accounts outside your organization, you do not need to create, share, or associate resource discoveries.

If you are integrating an IPAM with accounts outside of your organizations, this is a required step that must be completed by the Secondary Org Admin Account. For more information about the roles involved in this process, see Process overview.

Amazon Management Console
To create a resource discovery
  1. Open the IPAM console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Resource discoveries.

  3. Choose Create resource discovery.

  4. Select Allow Amazon VPC IP Address Manager to replicate data from source account(s) into the IPAM delegate account. If you do not select this option, you cannot create a resource discovery.

  5. (Optional) Add a Name tag to the resource discovery. A tag is a label that you assign to an Amazon resource. Each tag consists of a key and an optional value. You can use tags to search and filter your resources or track your Amazon costs.

  6. (Optional) Add a description.

  7. Under Operating regions, select the Amazon Regions in which resources will be discovered. The current Region will automatically be set as one of the operating Regions. If you’re creating the resource discovery so that you can share it with an IPAM in operating Region us-east-1, make sure you select us-east-1 here. If you forget an operating Region, you can return at a later time and edit your resource discovery settings.


    In most cases, the resource discovery should have the same operating Regions as the IPAM or you will only get resource discovery in that one Region.

  8. (Optional) Choose any additional Tags for the pool.

  9. Choose Create.

Command line

The commands in this section link to the Amazon CLI Reference documentation. The documentation provides detailed descriptions of the options that you can use when you run the commands.