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Configuring Automatic Discovery

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Configure Automatic Discovery to customize the Discovery process for your environment.

To configure Automatic Discovery:

  1. Select OptionsDiscoveryAutomatic Discovery. The Automatic Discovery - General Settings page is displayed.

  2. In the Schedule section, select Automatically execute discovery every:, and enter the number of months, weeks, hours, days or a combination between each discovery. You can also specify the start time for daily, weekly, or monthly schedules. The default is once a day.

  3. Five options are available in the Discovery configuration section:

    • discovery filters. This option enables you to eliminate undesired system types from being discovered and managed, click discovery filters to change the settings. Discovery Filters can also be enabled or disabled from this page. However, you must click [Save] or [Save and Run]. For more information on configuring the Discovery Filter settings, refer to Filtering - Configuring Discovery Filters.

    • IP range pinging

    • IPX SAP (Windows only)

    • Automatically discover a system when an event is received from it. This option allows systems to be discovered when a trap or some other supported event is received by HP Systems Insight Manager. It uses the discovery filters and IP address exclusion ranges for additional filtering of these events.

    • Configure global protocol settings

      1. If you select Configure global protocol settings, the Global Protocol Settings page is displayed. Set the Default ping (ICMP) settings and select to Enable WBEM, Enable HTTP and HTTPS, Enable SNMP, and Enable DMI.

        Note: You need SNMP enabled with correct security settings on HP Systems Insight Manager and running on the target systems to discover clusters correctly. Refer to Protocols - Setting Global Protocols for more information on setting global protocols.

        Note: DMI is not available on Linux systems.

      2. Click [OK] to save changes, and then click Automatic Discovery to return to the Automatic Discovery - General Settings page.

  4. In the IP address ranges section of the Automatic Discovery - General Settings page, specify the IP addresses to include or exclude for pinging. Be sure to specify the Exclusion Ranges for any of the Automatic Discovery processes, which applies to both range pinging and event based auto-discovery. Refer to Discovery - IP Ranges for more information.

    You can click templates to create Discovery Templates or click hosts files to create Hosts files. Refer to Discovery - Managing Discovery Templates or Discovery - Managing Hosts Files for more information.

    After creating a Discovery Template, you can reference it by using @template_name in the Ping inclusion ranges or Exclusion ranges fields. Refer to Discovery - IP Ranges for more information.

    A single Discovery Template cannot include both Included and Excluded ranges. You must create a separate template for use in each field of Automatic Discovery. Template files cannot be nested, that is, a template file cannot contain another template file name through the @template_name reference.

  5. Click [Save], to save the current configuration, click [Save and Run] to save the current configuration and run Discovery now.

    The new configuration is not saved until you click [Save] to save your settings or click [Save and Run] to begin the discovery process immediately. If you click [Save and Run], this button will change to [Stop Automatic Discovery]. While Automatic Discovery is running, you can click this button to stop it from running.

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