Best practices for BMC Helix Discovery

We recommend that you review best practices for the BMC Discovery product prior to implementing a product or a feature.


BMC Discovery automatically discovers the hardware and software in your data center, determines configuration and relationship data, and maps applications to the IT infrastructure. The following is not an exhaustive list of documentation to understand BMC Discovery in its entirety. However, it contains information that will improve your understanding of the overall BMC Discovery system.


There are several actions you should take to ensure that your BMC Discovery is secure before you put it into production. The following documentation offers some common best practices that you should consider to keep your system secure and provides a brief overview of the security aspects of BMC Discovery. It is intended to provide network administrators with the information required to run BMC Discovery in their environment. It also provides the information required to enable security teams to verify that BMC Discovery is secure and does not compromise the security of their network.


To ensure effective results, you are required to consider a number of factors while planning the implementation. For example, you must understand the system requirements, the way the system is used for scanning data, the hardware requirements for the Outposts you install, licensing requirements, and so on. The following documentation is frequently used by customers while implementing BMC Discovery.

BMC Discovery Outpost

BMC Discovery uses an on-premises Outpost to discover information on your IT infrastructure.


Integration of BMC Discovery with BMC Helix CMDB and BMC Helix Single Sign-On. Integration of BMC Discovery with these products helps you keep your data up-to-date, use the BMC Helix Single Sign-On and Single Sign-Off mechanism, and automatically start a rescan when triggered by certain events. To understand how to integrate these products with BMC Discovery and what are the benefits of such integrations, see the following documentation.

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