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Getting started

The Getting Started topics are intended for anyone who is starting to evaluate, use, or deploy BMC Discovery, including the BMC Discovery Community Edition. This section covers BMC Discovery planning, installation and configuration, guides you through core procedures for getting quick results from your discovery process, and suggests the next steps you might take to improve your discovery results.

Goal

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Benefit

Learn the basics of the BMC Discovery product.

Overview

Understand the key concepts, components, and core functionality so that you can begin using BMC Discovery right away.

Understand how to perform basic tasks in BMC Discovery.Performing basic tasksLearn how to use the home page and understand the various UI components and dashboards. Learn how to view summary pages, objects, and set preferences.
Learn about system users and groups in BMC Discovery.Understand how to create and edit system users. Learn how to create groups and understand group permissions for various activities, such as viewing the UI, generating reports, managing clusters, and so on.

Start using BMC Discovery.

BMC Discovery end-to-end process

Run your first basic discovery without credentials, examine the results, and configure credentials for complete discovery. Schedule discovery runs and prevent discovery of specified IP addresses or ranges.

Understand the BMC Discovery glossary.GlossaryBe familiar with the various terms used in BMC Helix Discovery, such as RemQuery, patterns, consolidation, and so on.

Learn more about the capabilities of BMC Discovery.

Where to go from here

Learn about the way that you can further enhance the discovery of your IT infrastructure and business applications such as patterns and TKUs, deep database discovery, and Start Anywhere Application Mapping.

 

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