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Videos

The following table lists topics that contain videos that supplement text-based documentation.

TopicDuration (in minutes)Description
Reporting query: Best practices webinar (12.0 and later)53:24

https://youtu.be/iwXy6x40kO8

This video gives you an in-depth understanding of the best practices you must follow for reporting queries.

How to use REST APIs in BMC Discovery (12.0 and later)06:30

https://youtu.be/t1jPFS4kXsM

This video demonstrates how you can use REST APIs for discovery tasks, such as submitting discovery runs, managing credentials, or uploading TKUs. You can also use the swagger UI to test the REST APIs.

How to import and export root node keys (12.0 and later)05:24

 https://youtu.be/C-brDohx6Ws

This video demonstrates the procedure to import and export the root key nodes in BMC Discovery.

How to automate the export of root node keys (12.0 and later)02:17

 https://youtu.be/R_OKs5qMNBo

This video explains how you can automate the export of root node keys in BMC Discovery.

How to troubleshoot missing attributes for a Linux host (12.0 and later)06:26

 https://youtu.be/m6q0rNhms8U

This video demonstrates how you can troubleshoot missing attributes for a Linux host in BMC Discovery.

How to discover unsupported devices (12.1 and later)4:58

https://youtu.be/Jf5C4d5Kysw

This video explains how to find if a device is fully supported and how to use SNMP Recognition Rules to discover an unsupported device.

How to use the discovery access page to troubleshoot scan failures (12.0 and later)2:04

https://youtu.be/-TldKOQD_Ls

This video explains how you can use the Discovery Access page information to troubleshoot the scan failure issues of endpoints.

How to upload Knowledge TKU, EDP, and Storage TKU (12.0 and later)6:54

https://youtu.be/oSihKMZyKCw

This video explains how to upload Knowledge TKU, EDP, and Storage TKU. It also covers TKU types, finding what has changed in a TKU, and verifying the success of TKU uploads. 

Webinar: Discovery Patterns—TPL for Beginners (12.0 and later)1:05:03

https://youtu.be/cU0oUdaKGYk

This webinar video explains TPL details for beginners.

How to add or modify BMC discovered data and synchronize it to CMDB (12.0 and later)5:38

https://youtu.be/SwLH3wewmFM

This video explains how you can add or modify the discovered attribute data and synchronize it to CMDB.

How to use BMC Discovery Outpost (12.0 and later)6:23

https://youtu.be/IALw77rTI-0

This video explains the usage of the BMC Discovery Outpost.

How to troubleshoot Windows WMI discovery failures (12.0 and later)12:00

https://youtu.be/vOoghM2GzSU

This video explains how you can troubleshoot Windows WMI discovery failures.

Discovery Administration: Best Practices webinar (12.0 and later)39:26

https://youtu.be/r11NSqlnP3A

This webinar video explains some of the best practices to follow for BMC Discovery administration.

How to upgrade the Discovery Operating System (12.1 and later)6:22

https://youtu.be/7hgI_e4jVec

This video explains the process for upgrading the BMC Discovery operating system.

How to perform a password reset (12.1 and later)5:00

https://youtu.be/qA6fwN2WwsY

This video explains how you can reset the password for a discovery appliance local user. It also shows how to reset the password or reactivate a locked or disabled account from the command line.

How to resolve disk space problems in BMC Discovery (12.0 and later)23:48

https://youtu.be/9f7Ig2QhB2I

This video explains how you can resolve disk space problems in BMC Discovery.

How to set up email alerts to monitor disk space on a Discovery appliance (12.1 and later)3:51

https://youtu.be/DhTXW7uPRD4

This video explains how you can set up email alerts to monitor disk space on a BMC Discovery appliance.

How to collect record data from a Discovery appliance (12.0 and later)5:00

https://youtu.be/nMoDMdTh20Y

This video explains how you can collect record data from a BMC Discovery appliance.

How to integrate BMC Discovery with Thycotic Secret Server

04:57

 https://youtu.be/bpdEFy4sdAM

This video explains how you can integrate BMC Discovery with the credential broker, Thycotic Secret Server.

How to integrate BMC Discovery with Centrify Identity Platform (12.0 and later)3:06

https://youtu.be/elcibuDagjc

This video explains how you can integrate BMC Discovery with the credential broker, Centrify Identity Platform.

How to integrate BMC Discovery with CyberArk Vault by using REST API (12.0 and later)3:57

https://youtu.be/SEpAakD-WmE

This video explains how you can integrate BMC Discovery with the credential broker CyberArk Vault by using REST API.

How to upgrade or migrate BMC Discovery 11.x to BMC Discovery 12.x01:59

https://youtu.be/LK-Phg8Rr7U

This video explains how to directly upgrade from BMC Discovery 11.x (CentOS 7) to BMC Discovery 12.x (CentOS 7), assuming that the prerequisites are already fulfilled.

Version 11.2 videos
Launch presentation for BMC Discovery 11.212:15

https://youtu.be/ITv8fxL0w3g

This video gives an overview of discovering cloud services through BMC Discovery 11.2.

Discovering cloud services in BMC Discovery 11.205:07

https://youtu.be/B-8eSv7MQIQ

This video explains how to discover cloud services and perform cloud discovery in BMC Discovery 11.2.

Query generation in BMC Discovery05:25

https://youtu.be/XVEYQSOHXLc

This video helps you to understand how query generation in BMC Discovery takes place. This feature of query generation is applicable to both versions of 11.1 and 11.0 of BMC Discovery.

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