AWS Application Discovery Service
User Guide


Before using using the Application Discovery Service, confirm that your on-premises servers and your network environment meet the following requirements.

Supported Operating Systems

Agentless discovery relies on VMware metadata, and can therefore collect information about any server running in your VMware environment, regardless of operating system.

Agent-based discovery, which relies on direct access to your virtualized and non-virtualized servers, is compatible only with the following operating systems:


  • Ubuntu 14

  • Amazon Linux 2012.03 or 2015.03

  • Centos 6 or 7 (CentOS 7.3 is not supported)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or 7 (RHEL 7.3 is not supported)


Firewall Configuration

The AWS Application Discovery Agent requires outbound access to It does not require any inbound ports to be open. Agents also work with transparent web proxies.