The following table provides information about the compatibility between Windows proxy types and versions, and the operating systems that the Windows proxy runs on for BMC Discovery.

Windows Proxy Type

Earliest Compatible Windows Proxy Version

Windows Proxy Available for Supported Operating System

Credential Windows proxy

9.0 — no actions required.

Windows 2003 SP2 (x86 and x86_64) IPv4 discovery only
Windows 2008 - Service Pack 2 (x86 and x86_64)
Windows 2008 R2
Windows 2012
Windows 2012 R2

Active Directory Windows proxy

9.0 — no actions required.

Windows 2003 SP2 (x86 and x86_64) IPv4 discovery only
Windows 2008 - Service Pack 2 (x86 and x86_64)
Windows 2008 R2
Windows 2012
Windows 2012 R2

Workgroup Windows proxy

The Workgroup Windows proxy is no longer supported. Running the Active Directory Windows proxy under a Workgroup account provides exactly the same functionality as the old Workgroup Windows proxy.

Minimum host specification

The following are the minimum recommended specifications for the Windows proxy host:

Component

Specification

Operating System

As stated in tables above

CPU

2GHz Intel Pentium® 4 CPU 512k Cache (or equivalent from other manufacturer)

Memory

2GB

Hard disk

60GB

To avoid any impact during resource-intensive periods of discovery, it is strongly recommended not to install the Windows proxy on any host supporting other business services. This is true even if the minimum Windows proxy specification is exceeded, since the Windows proxy will attempt to use what resources are available, in order to optimize scan throughput.

Windows discovery communications

You should also consider the ports that will need to be opened in any firewall between the appliance and the proxy or proxies, and the proxies and target hosts.

Windows discovery metadata

Discovery metadata covers Windows as well as UNIX. This provides information about why sessions failed to be established and why scripts failed to run, including information about what credential or Windows proxy was used.

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