Discovery mapping is the process by which Resource Manager automatically assigns a discovered device to a device class based on priority values that you set. Priority values provide the device characteristics that Resource Manager uses to select the device class. Devices are categorized by hardware type or operating system, as follows:
- If the hardware field is set, the device is assigned to the device class that is associated with that hardware type in the manufacturer settings.
- If the operating system field is set, the device is assigned to the device class that is associated with that operating system in the manufacturer settings.
- If a discovered device has both the hardware and operating system fields set, classifies the device based on values of the discovery mapping configuration options. Providers with a lower priority value are tried first. Providers with the same priority value are attempted in an indeterminate order.
To change the discovery mapping configuration options, choose ADVANCED > Settings > Discovery Mapping. Enter numerical values for each provider to set the priority. Valid values are 0 or any negative, positive, or decimal numeric value. An empty field defaults to 0.