Clarkson14
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When does DPA update Avamar inventory

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I was curious, I added some Avamar domains/containers in Avamar.  When or how do I get those to show up in DPA?  Example I added two domains under our vCenter object in Avamar, added /vcenter/virtual machines/new domain1 and new domain2.  It's been 24 hours and I don't see them in when I navigate thru the inventory of that Avamar instance.

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Clarkson14
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Re: When does DPA update Avamar inventory

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Not sure if this is by design, but I figured it out kind of by accident, if the container doesn't have any clients in it, DPA doesn't add it until it does.  I added a new container in Avamar, with clients in it, and went to DPA earlier and it was there but the other ones still weren't, when I compared them the only difference was the two not showing up were empty, so I dropped clients in those two and ran a manual discover and there they were. 

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umichklewis
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Re: When does DPA update Avamar inventory

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The containers should be added to DPA when your "Avamar Configuration" Data Collection job runs.  Look in Admin > System > Manage Data Collection Defaults.

I think it defaults to 24 hours, but ours is set to 12 hours, as shown here:

2016-10-20 14_25_12-Data Protection Advisor.png

If you don't see your new container, you can also run a manual collection from this menu.  If, after the manual collection you don't see them, you can try running another manual collection, this time, set it to allow potentially deleted VMs:

2016-10-20 14_28_23-Data Protection Advisor.png

Failing that, try opening an SR with Support.  Let us know if that helps!

Karl

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Clarkson14
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Re: When does DPA update Avamar inventory

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Not sure if this is by design, but I figured it out kind of by accident, if the container doesn't have any clients in it, DPA doesn't add it until it does.  I added a new container in Avamar, with clients in it, and went to DPA earlier and it was there but the other ones still weren't, when I compared them the only difference was the two not showing up were empty, so I dropped clients in those two and ran a manual discover and there they were. 

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