The status of the discovery process displays on the Home tab in the Discovery Status summary. This page also displays the current status of the reasoning process.

To view discovery status

The Discovery Status page is the central point for running discovery. It contains the following tabs:

  • Currently Processing Runs shows the first 10 runs that are currently in progress.
  • Recent Runs shows the 10 most recently completed runs.
  • Scheduled Runs lists the scheduled runs.
  • Exclude Ranges shows the first 10 excluded ranges and enables you to add new exclude ranges.

To display the Discovery Status page, click Discovery is currently next to the green RUNNING or red STOPPED button. The Discovery Status page also provides a START ALL SCANS button or a STOP ALL SCANS button, depending on whether BMC Atrium Discovery is running or not.

Note

By default, the discovery process is off. To start it, you must click START ALL SCANS.

The default view of the Discovery Status page, with a snapshot scan in progress and a scheduled scan on hold, is shown in the following screen:

There are record and playback modes which are intended for diagnostic support and testing. If one of these is in operation, a label is displayed the right hand side of the page. See discovery settings for more information. 

Consolidation

An appliance can be configured to be either a Consolidation appliance or a Scanning appliance. Consolidation refers to the centralization of discovery data from scheduled or snapshot scans on multiple Scanning appliances to one or more Consolidation appliances. For a detailed description about consolidation and how to configure it, see Consolidation.

Currently processing runs

The Currently Processing Runs tab shows the first 10 discovery runs that are in progress. The tab contains the following fields:

Field name

Details

Label

The descriptive label that is applied to the run. This is the label applied by the user who created the run.

Started

The scan start time. This is the time that the discovery run was requested rather than the actual start time. In practice these are almost identical; the only time that a large discrepancy is seen is when the discovery Run is requested at the end or outside of a scan window.

Range

The IP range that is being scanned in this discovery run. For a large list of IP addresses this shows the first two IP addresses and the number of other IP addresses in the queue.

# of IPs

The total number of IP addresses being scanned in this discovery run.

Type

The type of scan. This is either:
• Snapshot
• Scheduled

Level

The level for the discovery run. This is one of:
Sweep Scan — Performs a sweep scan, trying to determine what is at each endpoint in the scan range. It will attempt to login to a device to determine the device type.
Full Discovery — Retrieves all the default info for hosts, and complete full inference.

Percent Complete

A progress indicator showing how much of the scan has been competed and how many are in progress.

User

The user name of the user who created the scan.

If a discovery run is in progress but has been stopped because the scan window in which it can take place has ended, it is On Hold. On hold scans are shown in the Currently Processing Runs tab and marked as such.
You can select a discovery run and cancel it using Cancel. The discovery run will stop though individual commands in progress will run to completion.

Adding new discovery runs is described in Scanning IP addresses or ranges.

Recent runs

The Recent Runs tab shows the 10 most recently completed discovery runs, and contains the following fields:

Field name

Details

Label

The descriptive label that is applied to the run. This is the label applied by the user who created the run.

Range

The IP range that was scanned in this discovery run.

# of IPs

The total number of IP addresses scanned in this discovery run.

Timing

The scan start time, finish time, and elapsed time. This is the time that the discovery run was requested rather than the actual start time. In practice these are almost identical; the only time that a large discrepancy is seen is when the discovery run is requested at the end or outside or a scan window.

Complete

States whether the scan was completed or cancelled by the user.

Type

The type of scan. This is either:
• Snapshot
• Scheduled

Level

The level for the discovery run. This is either:
Sweep Scan — Performs a sweep scan, trying to determine what is at each endpoint in the scan range. It will attempt to login to a device to determine the device type.
Full Discovery — Retrieves all the default info for hosts, and complete full inference.

User

The name of the user who created the scan.

Actions

A Rescan Now button is provided in this column which enables you to rescan the discovery run. If you rescan a scheduled scan, it is scanned immediately as a snapshot scan with the same label.

Scheduled runs

The Scheduled Runs tab shows up to 10 scheduled discovery runs, and contains the following fields:

Field name

Details

Selection column

For each row in the Scheduled Runs tab, a checkbox is provided enabling you to select individual scheduled runs. Selecting the checkbox in the heading row selects all runs in the tab.

Label

The descriptive label that is applied to the run. This is the label applied by the user who created the run.

IP Range

The IP range to be scanned in this discovery run.

Level

The level for the discovery run. This is either:
Sweep Scan — Performs a sweep scan, trying to determine what is at each endpoint in the scan range. It will attempt to login to a device to determine the device type.
Full Discovery — Retrieves all the default info for hosts, and complete full inference.

Date Rules

Describes the schedule for this discovery run. The days on which the discovery run takes place, the time it starts, and the period in which the scan is permitted to run.

State

The scan start time.

Enabled

Whether the scheduled run is currently enabled or disabled. Yes for enabled, No for disabled.

User

The name of the user who created the run.

Created

The date that the scheduled run was created.

You can enable, disable, or delete selected scheduled runs using the EnableDisable, or Delete buttons at the foot of the table. See scheduled runs for more information on enabling and disabling scheduled runs. Disabling a scheduled run that is in progress cancels that run.

Adding scheduled discovery runs is described in Scheduling discovery runs.

Exclude ranges

The Exclude Ranges tab shows the ranges which have been specified as not to be scanned, and contains the following fields:

Field name

Details

Selection column

For each row in the Exclude Ranges tab, a checkbox is provided enabling you to select individual scheduled runs. Selecting the checkbox in the heading row selects all exclude ranges in the tab.

Label

The descriptive label that is applied to the exclude range.

Range

The IP range that is not to be scanned in any discovery run.

Description

A description for the exclude range.

User

The user who created the exclude range.

You can delete selected exclude ranges using the Delete button at the foot of the table.

Adding new exclude ranges is described in Exclude Ranges.

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