This documentation supports the 21.05 (12.2) version of BMC Discovery.

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

Configuring discovery

This section describes how BMC Discovery operates and how to configure and run the product. 

The discovery subsystem locates devices in the network and obtains relevant information from them as quickly as possible, using a variety of different tools and techniques to communicate. The reasoning subsystem works on the raw data obtained by the discovery section to infer the maximum amount of information about hosts and programs and populate the datastore intelligently. The reasoning subsystem uses patterns that identify running software based on the network ports, processes found, packages installed, protocols used, and so on. It also intelligently searches the discovered data to resolve relationships between items of software.

The following table lists discovery settings that you can configure in any sequence. These steps enable you to suit your discovery instance to particular business needs. For example, you can select which ports to scan or adjust session settings.

GoalRelated information
Adjust the level of discovery processing: ports, device identification methods, sessions, etc.Configuring discovery settings
Manage sensitive data in discovered files.Masking sensitive data
View and modify discovery platform scripts.Managing the discovery platform scripts
Configure command execution as a privileged user. Adding privileged execution to commands

Configure a load balancer to scan hosts.

Configuring the BMC Discovery Outpost
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