Using network or IP address range information that you provide, Resource Manager performs processing to discover your devices.
During the discovery process, Resource Manager:
- Iterates through every IP address in the networks and IP ranges that you specify.
- Adds each device that responds to a ping request.
- Adds information to any device that responds to an SNMP, WinRM, or SSH request.
- Based on configuration settings, assigns devices to device classes.
For a discovered device to be assigned to a device class that matches its hardware and operating system, the zDiscoveryMappingOn configuration setting on the /Discovered device class must be enabled. If the setting is disabled, discovered devices remain in the /Discovered device class, and you can manually classify them.