tw_disco_control

The tw_disco_control utility enables you to manually control specific functions of the BMC Discovery process. To use the utility, type the following command at the $TIDEWAY/bin/ directory:

tw_disco_control [options] [opt=val ...]

where:

  • opt=val ... is a list of options to be set.
  • options are any of the options described in the following table and the common command line options described in Using command line utilities.

Warning

Use caution when using the --emergency, --start, and --stop options to start or stop BMC Discovery. Stopping discovery does not stop the Reasoning process. You must restart the discovery process before you can restart any scheduled scans.

Command Line Option

Description

--devices

Specifies to display current devices

--emergency

Specifies to stop BMC Discovery immediately. All scheduled discovery scans are stopped.

--passphrase=ARG

Specifies the passphrase of the vault

--playback

Specifies to set BMC Discovery into playback mode

--quiet

Specifies that the user does not receive any informational messages

--record

Specifies to set BMC Discovery into recording mode

--standard

Specifies to set BMC Discovery into standard operating mode. It cannot be set to playback or record mode.

--start

Specifies to start BMC Discovery. All scheduled discovery scans are started.

--stop

Specifies to stop BMC Discovery. All scheduled discovery scans are stopped.

--test-cancel=ARG

Specifies to cancel a specified test

--test-remove=ARG

Specifies to remove a specified test

--tests

Specifies to display current tests

-u, --username=NAME

Specifies the name of the BMC Discovery user. If no name is specified, BMC Discovery uses the default, system.

User example

In the following example, you can stop a discovery scan in progress.

Stopping the discovery process

$TIDEWAY/bin/tw_disco_control 
--stop

Any regular scans and snapshot scans currently in progress will stop, and no subsequent scans can be started until you restart the discovery process.

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