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Scanning your Resources

Describes how to schedule a scan for discovering your resources.

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Introduction

To discover your resources, your resources can be scanned in one of the following ways:

  1. Schedule a scan periodically.
  2. Scan your devices manually anytime.

Scheduling periodic scans

To auto-discover your devices, schedule the discovery at a specified interval on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis as described in creating a Discovery profile.

To schedule a scan:

  1. Go to Setup > Resources and select Discovery and Deployment.
  2. Click the + icon to expand the page to display all available fields.
  3. Create a discovery profile or edit an existing discovery profile.
  4. Set up a schedule for discovering your resources by setting a recurrence pattern at a specified interval on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis.
  5. Click Finish.

The Discovery and Deployment page is displayed and the discovery profile with details appears in the list of discovery profiles.

Defining discovery schedules

Define the recurrence pattern of the discovery schedule based on the following fields:

Recurrence Pattern Options
ScheduleOptions
HourlyAfter every: Set the time interval after how many hours you want your devices to be scanned.
Daily
  • Start time: Set the time in a 24-hr format. The scanning starts at the specified time.
  • Every _ days: Set the number of days, after which you want the scan to recur. For example, set the time as 4 PM and day as 3. The scanning recurs after every three days at 4 PM.
Weekly
  • Start time: Set the time in a 24-hr format. The scanning starts at the specified time.
  • Select Weekday: Select the days when you want to scan the devices. For example, set the time as 6 PM and set the weekday as Monday. The resources are scanned every Monday at 6 PM.
Monthly
  • Start time: Set the time in a 24-hr format. The scanning starts at the specified time.
  • Day _ every month: Set the date. OpsRamp scans your devices on that particular date every month. For example, set the time as 6 PM and set the date as 15th. The resources are scanned every 15th day of the month at 6 PM.
  • The _ _ of every month: Set the scan schedule defining the weekday. For example, Second Thursday instructs OpsRamp to scan your devices every second Thursday of every month at 6 PM.

Scanning your resources manually

To scan your resources manually anytime:

  1. Go to Setup > Resources and select Discovery and Deployment.
  2. From the Discovery and Deployment page, select the name of the Discovery Profile from the list.
  3. From the discovery profile details page, click Scan now.

OpsRamp starts discovering the resources defined under the Discovery Profile. The page then expands to display all the discovered devices with details.

Viewing discovery resources

To view list of discovered resources:

  1. Go to Infrastructure > Resources.
  2. Click the Discovered folder.
    All the resources with details are displayed irrespective of the type of resource.

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