Rescanning with credentials

After you have added credentials, you can run the first scan again.

  1. Click Manage > Discovery to go to the Discovery page.
  2. Select the Recent Runs tab.
  3. For the first test scan, click Rescan Now.
    The same scan runs again, with login credentials for the IP addresses. You can now view the results of the scan and look for details of hosts in the range that you have scanned.
  4. Click Explore > Data to display the reports that are available on the discovered data.
    Comparing the results to the Discovery reports page after the credential free scan, you can see that significantly more information was obtained on the later scan.
    Now you can examine the hosts that BMC Discovery has discovered.
  5. For finding the list of hosts, Click Explore > Data.
  6. Click the Hosts icon to display a list of discovered hosts.
  7. Click on a host to view it.
    You have now successfully scanned the network segment with and without credentials and have viewed a discovered host.

Destroying hosts

If you have reached the maximum number of devices (60) permitted in the Community Edition of BMC Discovery, discovery stops and you cannot start any new discovery runs. Ideally, you should only target discovery runs at the devices that you are interested in scanning.

If you need to carry out further work and scan additional hosts, you must destroy some existing ones so that you can start discovery again.

  1. Click Explore > Data.
  2. Click the Hosts icon to display a list of discovered hosts.
  3. Select the hosts that you want to destroy by clicking the selection box at the left of the host row. You can select multiple hosts. You can also select all hosts by clicking the selection box at the left of the heading row.
  4. Click Destroy.
  5. Click OK to destroy the hosts, or click Cancel to return to the hosts page without destroying any hosts.
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