This documentation supports the 20.08 version of BMC Discovery.

To view an earlier version of the product, select the version from the Product version menu.


The tw_disco_import_platforms utility enables you to import the customizable platform scripts used by BMC Discovery after they have been copied to another appliance, where they have been exported using tw_disco_export_platforms). After the scripts are imported, the corresponding platforms are displayed on the Administration > Discovery Platforms page.

To use the utility, type the following command at the $TIDEWAY/bin/ directory:

tw_disco_import_platforms [options] files


  • files is a list of files to be imported (except for when you use the reset option).
  • options are any of the options described in the following table and the common command line options described in Using command line utilities.


Command Line Option



Resets all commands to the default value. This is equivalent to clicking Reset All on the Administration > Platforms page (except only commands that have been customized will display).

-u, --username=NAME

Specify the name of the BMC Atrium user. If no name is specified, BMC Discovery uses the default, system.


User example

In the following example, type the commands on a single line. Line breaks are provided to make the example easier to read.

Importing previously exported discovery scripts

The following command imports previously exported scripts to an appliance:

$TIDEWAY/bin/tw_disco_import_platforms --password 'secret' 
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