You can choose times and frequencies for performing discovery, whether the discovery is for normal or cloud scans. The cloud scan is different from other scan types as it simply retrieves information from the cloud provider API.
To schedule a discovery run, perform the following steps:
- On the Manage > Discovery page, click Add New Run.
- Select Scheduled.
The dialog displays Public, Frequency, Start, and End menus.
- Set the schedule fields as described in the following table and click OK.
The Scheduled Runs tab is displayed with the new scheduled discovery run.
To add another scan to the page, click Add New Run.
To delete any existing scheduled scans, select the entry and click Delete.
The table below describes explanation of all the fields that are required either for normal scan or cloud scan:
Enter a label for the discovery run. Where the discovery run is referred to in the UI, it is this label that is shown.
Select the timing for the discovery run. This is either:
Select the target for the discovery run. This is either:
Enter IP address information in one of the following formats:
Scanning the following address types is not supported:
As you enter text, the UI divides it into pills, discrete editable units, when you enter a space or a comma. According to the text entered, the pill is formatted to represent one of the previous types or presented as invalid.
For more information, see here.
Invalid pills are labeled with a question mark. You can also paste a list of IP addresses or ranges into this field. If any pills are invalid, a message stating the number of invalid pills is displayed above the range field. Clicking the link applies a filter which shows only invalid pills which you can then edit or delete. The filter can be removed by clicking clear in the Showing n of n label below the Range field. There is no paste option on the context sensitive (right click) menu.
Pills are not currently supported in Opera.
Select the level for the discovery run. This is either:
(Available only when you select the Targeting type as IP Address.) Select whether you want to perform the scan through an installed Outpost or the local appliance.
The Outpost list displays only registered and enabled Outposts and the discovery service (local appliance). If you have not installed an Outpost and you scan only through the local appliance, this list does not provide options to choose.
Select a ping for the discovery run to be performed. This can be:
|Public||(Available only when you select the Targeting type as IP Address.) Select Allow patterns to scan in this range if you want patterns to be able to trigger scans on endpoints in this range.|
Select a frequency for the discovery run to be performed. This can be:
Based on the selected scan frequency, you are presented with different options to start scheduled scans. Discovery must be running at this time.
• Every n hours: From the menus, select the frequency of the scan (every 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 12 hours), start times at minutes past the hour, and the hours after which the scan should start.
You can choose end a scheduled scan when it is completed by selecting when completed.
|The following additional fields are required for a cloud scan discovery:|
|Provider||Specify the type of cloud provider such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.|
|Credentials||The list is automatically populated with the credentials corresponding to the selected cloud provider.|
|Region||Region to scan.|