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Discovering devices

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.