Managing scan configurations
The scan configurations define the actual scanning parameters. Depending on your network features, these might vary considerably and you can select the most suitable to scan for your environment or system. Scan configuration folders are created as organizational containers for the different scan configurations. They can contain any number of scan configurations for the execution of asset discovery scans of your system.
Creating a scan configuration
To create a new scan configuration, proceed as follows:
- Select Edit > Create Scan Configuration
The Properties dialog box opens on the screen. .
- Define the basic settings of the new scan configuration.
- Click OK to add it and close the window.
Managing active protocols
Asset discovery supports the following protocols:
- Windows: Server Message Block - (SMB)
- Linux/Unix: Secure Socket Shell (SSH)
- Network devices: Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
- VMwave Vsphere
The Active Protocols tab allows you to configure the parameters for the protocols used by the scan. It allows you to define the following settings:
The fields in this column display the list of protocols available for scanning.
The symbol in these fields indicate if the respective protocol is defined for scanning or not.
This field displays the long name of the protocol abbreviation.
These fields display if user authentication is not required for the scanning of this protocol and the number of user accounts/communities entered as authentication for the respective protocol.
To configure the credentials required for authentication, perform the following steps:
If a Linux device is configured as a scanner, it cannot discover, test or probe windows devices that run Hyper-V. Only a Windows scanner can discover devices running Hyper-V.