This section describes how to initiate a platform scan.

To initiate a platform scan:

You can only initiate an auto-discovery scan for a platform that runs an Hyperic Agent. Platforms that are remotely monitored, such as Cisco and other network device platforms that do not run an agent, cannot be scanned.

1

Navigate to the platform you want to scan.

2

Select Tools > New Auto-Discovery.

3

You can run default scan only, or run a file scan in addition to the default scan.

Option

Description

Default Scan

Click OK at the top of the page.

File Scan

Follow the procedure below

a

Check the server types that vCenter Hyperic should look for on the platform.

b

In ScanDirs, specify the directories that vCenter Hyperic should scan.

c

In ExcludeDirs, specify the directories that vCenter Hyperic should not scan.

d

In fsTypes, select the type of file system to scan: local disks, network-mounted disks, or both (all).

e

In depth, specify the depth in the directory structure to which vCenter Hyperic should scan.

f

To have vCenter Hyperic follow symlinks when scanning, select Should symlinks be followed.

g

Click OK.