Applicable to Entuity v19.0 upwards.
Introduction to the Discovered Assets page:
On the Discovered Assets page, you can view the latest, collated discovery results of every auto discovery profile on the selected server. This allows you to review and manually manage all new/unmanaged assets in one place. Note, you can also still view the results of individual discovery profiles.
At the top of the Managed Assets page, a number will appear next to Discovered Assets to denote the total number of new assets discovered in all discovery profiles on the selected server. When a new asset is discovered, it will appear in the table and its Management Level given as New Asset, e.g. if 6 new assets are discovered, then the Discovered Assets tab will display 6:
The Discovered Assets tab will only the show the total number of new assets that have not been reviewed in all discovery profiles on the selected server. When you change the management level of the asset from New Asset to another type, this number will reduce.
The Discovered Assets tab will update as discovery profiles discover new assets. As new assets are discovered, the Discovery summary bar will update, the number on the Discovered Assets tab will increase, and the Discovery table will update.
The Discovered Assets page is divided into two sections:
- Discovery summary bar at the top of the page.
- Discovery table at the bottom of the page.
The collapsible summary bar details the following:
- License Consumption- details how many license credits (of each type) have been consumed from the available pool for the selected server.
- Asset Summary - pie chart detailing the number of Managed Assets, Unmanaged Assets and New Assets.
- Credential Status - pie chart detailing the number of credential sets that are OK, Invalid or Missing.
The discovered assets and details thereof are listed in the table. You can configure the columns displayed in the table to best suit your preferences. The information displayed in the table is as follows:
|Column Name||Column Description|
|Asset Name||Name, or IP address if name is not available, of the asset. The name can be specified in the discovery profile itself or obtained from the reverse name lookup.|
|IP Address||IP address of the asset.|
category of the asset, one of the following:
|Type||type of asset, e.g. router, switch.|
|Vendor||vendor of the asset. For virtual devices, it is the name of the hypervisor vendor.|
|Serial No||serial number of the asset chassis. If the asset chassis serial number is not available, then the serial number of the motherboard is used.|
|Discovery Profile||Name of the discovery profile through which the asset was discovered.|
|Last Seen||Date and time the asset was last during a discovery profile run.|
status of the credentials:
|Config Mgmt||if Configuration Management/Monitoring is licensed for this asset.|
|Managed Since||Date and time the asset was taken under management|
|Credentials Count||number of credentials applied to the asset.|
|Description||description of the asset, populated from sysDescription (for SNMP) or in a collector-defined manner (for others).|
|Family||product family/series of the asset model.|
|Location||location of the asset, populated from sysLocation (for SNMP) or in a collector-defined manner (for others).|
|First Seen||Date and time the device was first discovered.|
|Management Protocol||protocol by which the asset is or can be managed.|
|Zone||name of the zone within which the discovery was made.|
To manually take assets under management:
From the Discovered Assets page, you can manually manage assets that have been discovered. Select the asset or assets that you would like to add to management, and click the Manage Assets button at the top of page, or via the Overflow Menu or right-click Context Menu.
This will open the Manage Assets form on the right of the page, the available options for which will depend on the type of asset that you are taking under management.
To only show new assets:
You can specify for the table to only display new assets, i.e. assets that have not yet been taken under management. Click the Show New Assets Only button at the top of the page or via the Overflow Menu.
To only show unmanaged assets only:
You can specify for the table to only display assets that have the management level Not Managed. Note, this differs from assets that have not yet been taken under management. Click the Show Not Managed Only button at the top of the page or via the Overflow Menu.
You can also add and edit this filter via the Edit Filter functionality in the Overflow Menu.
The Filter Columns form will open on the right of the page from which you can specify your filters.
To delete assets:
- From the table, select the asset or assets that you want to delete.
- Click Delete Assets from either the Overflow Menu or the right click Context Menu.
- A window will appear asking you to confirm your choice.
To exclude assets from discovery:
You can exclude an asset from discovery so that it will not appear in any future discoveries. You can exclude an asset by name, IP address or IP address range.
- Select the asset that you want to exclude.
- Click Exclude Asset from the Overflow Menu.
- This will open the Exclude Asset form on the right of the page. Confirm the asset's details and click Exclude in the top right of the form, otherwise click Cancel.
- The excluded asset will then be added to the Exclusions section of the Discovery profile. If you entered a name in the Addresses field in the Discovery profile then the name will be used, otherwise it is the IP address:
If you exclude a public cloud/controller, then the public cloud is unticked in the Discovery profile form and the relevant credentials will be removed: