Examining scan results
After a discovery run has completed, you can examine the results and look for potential hosts in the range that was scanned. You can access the scan results in several ways, such as from the Reports page.
To examine the scan results
To show the reports that are available on the discovered data, click Explore > Reports.
To view the Possible Host Endpoints, click Possible Host Endpoints from the Discovery Diagnostics section.
- Click the chart icon in the OS Class column heading.
- From the menu, click Pie Chart.
A chart displays the breakdown of the scan by OS class, as shown in the following illustration.
- Continue based on the dominant OS class. This enables you to model a larger proportion of your environment in the first instance, and then return to the other OS class for more complete modeling.
- If UNIX is the predominant OS class in the scanned environment, you can continue scanning by entering credentials to gather more information. Ideally, these credentials are valid for a range of computers and have sufficient rights to run system-level commands to discover richer data. Adding a credential is the same whether you add it for UNIX systems or Windows systems accessed through a Credential Windows proxy. You do not need to add credentials for systems accessed through the Active Directory Windows proxy because it uses the permissions of the user it was installed as. For more information, see Adding credentials.
If Windows is the predominant OS class, you must download and install a BMC Discovery Windows proxy to perform Windows-specific discovery tasks. Go to Installing the Windows proxy manager and proxies.