Using the Auto-Discovery Results Page

Topics marked with * relate to features available only in vFabric Hyperic.

Learn About Auto-Discovery

See Resource Auto-Discovery Processes.

Contents of the Auto-Discovery Results Page

The Auto-Discovery Results page appears when you click a platform name in the Dashboard's Auto-Discovery portlet. The page shows the results of the most recent platform scan - the new or changed resource information that was discovered, as well as information for unchanged resources. You can filter the page for new, modified, or unchanged resources. You can selectively import new and changed data to inventory.

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The Auto-Discovery Results page has three sections:

  • Platform Type — This section contains the following data and controls:

    • Platform Type — The resource type of the platform.

    • Fully Qualified Domain Name — The platform's FQDN.

    • Import Values/Do Not Import (callout #1 in screenshot) — In this version of Hyperic, this control has no effect. Changing the value has no impact on what values are imported.

  • Network Properties — This section contains the following data and controls:

    • All States/New/Modified/Unchanged selector (callout #2 in screenshot) — This pulldown allows you to filter the IP addresses that appear in the list by change state.

    • The following data is shown for each IP address matching the currently selected filter value:

      • IP Address

      • Netmask

      • MAC Address

      • Properties State — Value indicates if the connection properties are "New", "Unchanged", or "Changed".

  • Servers — This section contains the following data and controls:

    • Server Types selector (callout #3 in screenshot)---This pulldown allows you restrict the list to servers of a particular type.

    • All States/New/Modified/Unchanged filter (callout #4 in screenshot)---This pulldown allows you to filter the servers that appear in the list by change state.

    • The following data is shown for each for each server in the list:

      • Server---The name of the resource.

      • Server type---The resource type of the server.

      • Install Path---Where the server is installed

      • Server Status---Value indicates whether the server is "New", "Unchanged", or "Modified.

      • Import Values/Do Not Import (callout #5 in screenshot)---The value of this pull-down controls whether the server data will be imported when the OK button is clicked.

Import or Skip Resources in Auto-Discovery Results Page

To process the contents of the Auto-Discovery Results page:

  1. View the new and changed properties in the Network Properties section of the page.

  2. If you do not want to import the new or changed network properties to Hyperic inventory, select "Do Not Import" from the pulldown in the Platform Type section of the page (callout #1 in screenshot).

  3. View the new and changed servers listed in the Servers section of the page.

  4. For each each new or changed server:

    • If you do not want to import a new or changed server to Hyperic inventory, select "Do Not Import" from the pulldown in the *Action *column

  5. Click OK to import the resource data which you have approved for import.

Configure Resources for Monitoring

If the Hyperic Agent discovered all of the resource properties required to monitor a resource, it starts monitoring that resource as soon as you add it to inventory. This is the case for most resource types. Note however, that some level of configuration is required to start managing some resources types - see the Configuration Properties section on a resource's Inventory tab for configuration requirements.