This documentation refers to a previously released version of BMC Discovery.
See the information on this topic for the latest version (11.1) or versions 11.0 and 10.2.

Discovery Conditions

Discovery Conditions are hints to administrators. They describe configuration issues in an estate that, if resolved, can help BMC Atrium Discovery retrieve more detailed or complete data. Doing this improves the view of the estate, so that users can act on the knowledge it gathers with greater confidence.

The following Discovery Conditions are described in Configipedia:

Viewing all current Discovery Conditions

  1. From the Discovery tab, select Discovery Reports.
  2. In the Directly Discovered Data Index section, select Discovery Conditions.

    Discovery Conditions are not logged until a Host with the issue is scanned.

Viewing all current Discovery Conditions from a host view

  1. Scroll towards the bottom of the host view to find the Inference section.
  2. If Discovery Conditions have been logged, they are summarized under the Discovery Conditions section, following Discovery Access section.
    This screen illustrates a summary displayed of logged Discovery Conditions.

Viewing hosts with Discovery Conditions logged

The following section describes various methods of seeing which hosts have discovery conditions logged against them.

Discovery Condition Detailed List report

This report shows a list of hosts with logged Discovery Conditions along with the time the condition was first logged sorted so the most recent are at the top. Clicking through will show the Host page. This report is ideal for exporting to CSV to make a task list for resolving the issues.

  1. From the Discovery tab, select Discovery Reports.
  2. In the Discovery Dashboard Reports section, select Discovery Condition Detailed List.

    This report is also available from the Discovery Dashboard.

Hosts impacted by Discovery Conditions report

This report shows a detailed list of hosts that have Discovery Conditions logged.
This report is ideal for filtering the selection of Hosts on the detailed criteria to prioritize.

  1. From the Discovery tab, select Discovery Reports.
  2. In the Discovery Dashboard Reports section, select Hosts impacted By Discovery Condition.

    This report is also available from the Discovery Dashboard.

Understanding Discovery Conditions

Discovery Conditions have the following fields:

Attribute

Description

Type

The overview of the condition.

Impact

The impact of the condition.

BMC Link

Link to our online detailed description of the condition and advice on how best to resolve it.

Description

A short description of the condition

Resolution

A short summary of the resolution steps.

Vendor Links

Links to vendor descriptions and fixes if relevant.

Applies to

Link to all the Host impacted by this condition.

The following screen shows an example view of a Discovery Condition:
This screen illustrates an example view of a Discovery Condition.

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