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Videos

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TopicDuration (in minutes)Description
How to perform database verification (12.1 and later)06:32

 https://youtu.be/SbovFx4Benk

This video explains how to perform db_verify, how to check if the datastore is corrupted, and what you can do if the datastore is corrupted.

How to use REST APIs in BMC Discovery (12.0 and later)06:30

https://youtu.be/t1jPFS4kXsM

This video demonstrates how you can use REST APIs for discovery tasks, such as submitting discovery runs, managing credentials, or uploading TKUs. You can also use the swagger UI to test the REST APIs.

How to start, stop, restart, and reboot BMC Discovery services (12.1 and later)06:08

 https://youtu.be/cedb0ZOrRpI

This video demonstrates how to start, stop, restart, reboot, and view the status of BMC Discovery services from the UI and from the command line, The video also shows how to start, stop, and restart the proxy and Outpost services.

How to set up extended database discovery (12.1 and later)03:48

 https://youtu.be/UJPlzx97y2k

This video explains how you can set up extended database discovery.

Reporting query: Best practices webinar (12.0 and later)53:24

https://youtu.be/iwXy6x40kO8

This video gives you an in-depth understanding of the best practices you must follow for reporting queries.

How to import and export root node keys (12.0 and later)05:24

 https://youtu.be/C-brDohx6Ws

This video demonstrates the procedure to import and export the root key nodes in BMC Discovery.

How to automate the export of root node keys (12.0 and later)02:17

 https://youtu.be/R_OKs5qMNBo

This video explains how you can automate the export of root node keys in BMC Discovery.

How to troubleshoot missing attributes for a Linux host (12.0 and later)06:26

 https://youtu.be/m6q0rNhms8U

This video demonstrates how you can troubleshoot missing attributes for a Linux host in BMC Discovery.

How to discover unsupported devices (12.1 and later)4:58

https://youtu.be/Jf5C4d5Kysw

This video explains how to find if a device is fully supported and how to use SNMP Recognition Rules to discover an unsupported device.

How to use the discovery access page to troubleshoot scan failures (12.0 and later)2:04

https://youtu.be/-TldKOQD_Ls

This video explains how you can use the Discovery Access page information to troubleshoot the scan failure issues of endpoints.

How to upload Knowledge TKU, EDP, and Storage TKU (12.0 and later)6:54

https://youtu.be/oSihKMZyKCw

This video explains how to upload Knowledge TKU, EDP, and Storage TKU. It also covers TKU types, finding what has changed in a TKU, and verifying the success of TKU uploads. 

Webinar: Discovery Patterns—TPL for Beginners (12.0 and later)1:05:03

https://youtu.be/cU0oUdaKGYk

This webinar video explains TPL details for beginners.

How to add or modify BMC discovered data and synchronize it to CMDB (12.0 and later)5:38

https://youtu.be/SwLH3wewmFM

This video explains how you can add or modify the discovered attributes data and synchronize it to CMDB.

How to use BMC Discovery Outpost (12.0 and later)6:23

https://youtu.be/IALw77rTI-0

This video explains the usage of the BMC Discovery Outpost.

How to troubleshoot Windows WMI discovery failures (12.0 and later)12:00

https://youtu.be/vOoghM2GzSU

This video explains how you can troubleshoot Windows WMI discovery failures.

Discovery Administration: Best Practices webinar (12.0 and later)39:26

https://youtu.be/r11NSqlnP3A

This webinar video explains some of the best practices to follow for BMC Discovery administration.

How to upgrade the Discovery Operating System (12.1 and later)6:22

https://youtu.be/7hgI_e4jVec

This video explains the process for upgrading the BMC Discovery operating system.

How to perform a password reset (12.1 and later)5:00

https://youtu.be/qA6fwN2WwsY

This video explains how you can reset the password for a discovery appliance local user. It also shows how to reset the password or reactivate a locked or disabled account from the command line.

How to resolve disk space problems in BMC Discovery (12.0 and later)23:48

https://youtu.be/9f7Ig2QhB2I

This video explains how you can resolve disk space problems in BMC Discovery.

How to set up email alerts to monitor disk space on a Discovery appliance (12.1 and later)3:51

https://youtu.be/DhTXW7uPRD4

This video explains how you can set up email alerts to monitor disk space on a BMC Discovery appliance.

How to collect record data from a Discovery appliance (12.0 and later)5:00

https://youtu.be/nMoDMdTh20Y

This video explains how you can collect record data from a BMC Discovery appliance.

How to integrate BMC Discovery with Thycotic Secret Server

04:57

 https://youtu.be/bpdEFy4sdAM

This video explains how you can integrate BMC Discovery with the credential broker, Thycotic Secret Server.

How to integrate BMC Discovery with Centrify Identity Platform (12.0 and later)3:06

https://youtu.be/elcibuDagjc

This video explains how you can integrate BMC Discovery with the credential broker, Centrify Identity Platform.

How to integrate BMC Discovery with CyberArk Vault by using REST API (12.0 and later)3:57

https://youtu.be/SEpAakD-WmE

This video explains how you can integrate BMC Discovery with the credential broker CyberArk Vault by using REST API.

How to upgrade or migrate BMC Discovery 11.x to BMC Discovery 12.x01:59

https://youtu.be/LK-Phg8Rr7U

This video explains how to directly upgrade from BMC Discovery 11.x (CentOS 7) to BMC Discovery 12.x (CentOS 7), assuming that the prerequisites are already fulfilled.

Version 21.05 (12.2) videos
Discovering Windows hosts with PowerShell03:39

https://youtu.be/VmEZu1zdD2U

This video explains how to discover Windows hosts by using PowerShell.

Version 20.08 (12.1) videos
Tour of BMC Discovery 20.08 UI06:44

https://youtu.be/WgrgHNhtge0

This video explores the BMC Discovery 20.08 user interface and provides an overview of the powerful features you can use to discover and manage your IT infrastructure.

Introduction to Start Anywhere Application Modeling02:42

https://youtu.be/q9uuqr70S7M

This video introduces start anywhere application modeling (SAAM) in BMC Discovery. SAAM enables you to choose any entry point, or points, into an application, and begin modeling from there.

Removing nodes and creating rules in visualizations03:26

https://youtu.be/Y8ayBxJve30

This video shows you how to remove nodes from visualizations and to create rules to automatically prevent certain node types from displaying in visualizations and application models.

Managing related, removed, and suppressed nodes in visualizations02:15

https://youtu.be/qZdQb3cd4nA

This video helps you to understand how to manage related, removed, and suppressed nodes in visualizations.

Resynchronizing a CMDB connection05:17

https://youtu.be/6Vjw9hXyGGg

This video explains the options available for resynchronizing a CMDB connection and how to resume an interrupted sync.

How to manage credentials in BMC Discovery 20.0807:33

https://youtu.be/cBQDu27eI0E

This video explains how you can add, edit, test, and manage credentials. You can also explore the functioning of credential vaults and learn how to close, open, export, and import the vault.

Scanning your IT infrastructure in BMC Discovery 20.08 and BMC Helix Discovery07:19

https://youtu.be/taftkk5Xnqw

This video explains how you can scan your IT infrastructure for endpoints in BMC Discovery 20.08 and BMC Helix Discovery. You can learn how to perform snapshot and scheduled scans for IP addresses and cloud resources.

Integrating BMC Remedy Single Sign-On with BMC Discovery 20.0804:38

https://youtu.be/EaK7lWrQo0o

This video displays how to integrate BMC Remedy Single Sign-On with BMC Discovery 20.08. With BMC Remedy SSO, you do not need to enter credentials multiple times. Instead, you can provide credentials only once for authentication.

Version 11.2 videos
Launch presentation for BMC Discovery 11.212:15

https://youtu.be/ITv8fxL0w3g

This video gives an overview of discovering cloud services through BMC Discovery 11.2.

Discovering cloud services in BMC Discovery 11.205:07

https://youtu.be/B-8eSv7MQIQ

This video explains how to discover cloud services and perform cloud discovery in BMC Discovery 11.2.

Query generation in BMC Discovery05:25

https://youtu.be/XVEYQSOHXLc

This video helps you to understand how query generation in BMC Discovery takes place. This feature of query generation is applicable to both versions of 11.1 and 11.0 of BMC Discovery.

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