Create a Platform, Server, or Service Manually

Most resource types are automatically discovered, and auto-discovery is the only way an operating system platform can be added to inventory. Conversely, auto-discovery of network or virtual platform types is not possible — you must add such platforms to inventory manually.

Most server types are auto-discovered. You create a server manually only if the managing plugin does not support server discovery, or if the plugin fails to discover a server, for instance, because it has an other-than-expected name in the process list or Windows registry.

Network services that are monitored remotely cannot be auto-discovered---you must manually create a platform service to represent a network service.

Note: For information about auto-discovery, see Resource Auto-Discovery Processes.