BMC Discovery is a data center discovery solution that automatically discovers data center inventory, configuration and relationship data, and maps applications to the IT infrastructure. BMC Discovery establishes the foundation for improving IT processes and productivity by providing timely and actionable insight to make informed decisions in IT service management, asset management and infrastructure/operations management. Benefits include reducing the number of incidents caused by change, reducing the time taken to isolate the root cause, reducing the time taken to prepare for audits, preventing audit penalties, prioritizing incidents based on business impact, and optimizing data center hardware and software.
- Find It – Guarantee data accuracy and reduce costs to collect data center inventory, configuration and relationship data via an automated discovery process.
- Manage It – Leverage rich data to improve IT processes and productivity by replacing guesswork with data-driven decisions.
- Optimize It – Add business context to IT management processes by understanding how the data center infrastructure supports business applications.
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Virtual Appliance with Agentless Discovery
BMC Discovery is available as a ready-to run appliance. Because no installation of the product is required, the deployment takes place within minutes. Additionally, no external database and operating system is required to be installed and configured. This allows you to get operational with the product very quickly. With an agentless approach there is no software to roll out to servers. Therefore, it is the best solution that achieves a balance between discovery depth, impact to the infrastructure, and administration overhead.
Discovering cloud services
BMC Discovery provides cloud scanning capabilities creating a dynamic, holistic view of data center infrastructure, cloud services, and their relationships. This gives visibility into how multi-cloud environments enable the digital business.
BMC Discovery can discover multi-cloud environments thanks to BMC’s partnership with both Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). BMC Discovery takes an agnostic approach to representing the multi-cloud assets and relationships. It can map assets and their dependencies to represent data center, public cloud, and private cloud environments. BMC performs this deep discovery in a cloud-friendly manner, leveraging APIs and agentless protocols. This allows for a holistic view of the entire IT environment, including hybrid application deployments.
Data accuracy you can verify and trust. For an automated discovery tool to be trusted and accepted by the user community, it must provide transparency into how the data was obtained. BMC Discovery’s Provenance feature shows the actual command that was executed, the output of the command, and the timestamp when it happened. There’s no searching through log files – all this information is available right in the UI.
Provenance provides indisputable evidence why this data can be trusted and thus speeds adoption of the data into IT processes.
Exhaustive Pattern Library
The BMC Discovery library includes over 650 patterns for industry leading software such as Oracle, SAP, IBM, HP, VMware, Hadoop, Citrix and more. New patterns are added monthly. With BMC Discovery, it’s easy to fine-tune and extend the discovery process to meet the needs of your organization. Discover additional attributes, custom software, uncommon SNMP devices and more. Simply modify a discovery pattern or use one of the supplied pattern templates. All patterns are text-based and extending a pattern is as easy as modifying a script or batch file.