Discovery configuration Configure the elements that Discovery needs to investigate your network, such as credentials, schedules, and IP addresses. Introduction to Discovery configurationDiscovery extracts information from computers and other devices.CredentialsCredentials, such as user names and passwords, or certificates, are required to gain access to a computer or network device for ServiceNow Discovery or to perform work on a computer using Orchestration.Discovery ScheduleA Discovery schedule determines what the discovery run will search for, when it will perform the discovery and which MID Servers the discovery will use.Network DiscoveryNetwork Discovery discovers the internal IP networks within your organization.Import IP ranges into Discovery schedules with import setsThe most efficient method of entering large numbers of IP networks into Discovery schedules is through the use of import sets.Enable support for SNMPv3 in DiscoveryDiscovery supports SNMP versions 1, 2c, and 3. Discovery uses version 1 and 2c by default. You must enable support for version 3. Upgrade the SCCM integration versionIf you are using an earlier version of an System Center Configuration Manager(SCCM) plugin, you can switch over to a later version to take advantage of new features. Device classificationAfter it detects active devices in your network using a port scan (Shazzam probe), ServiceNow Discovery attempts to classify the devices so that it can gather additional information. ServiceNow Discovery launches classify probes that query devices to find out such things as operating system and version information. Discovery classification parametersEach type of Discovery classify probe (Windows, UNIX, SNMP, etc.) returns a unique set of parameters that contains classification information.Discovery identifiersWhen Discovery finds a device in your network, it makes an effort to determine if the device already exists in the CMDB.Process classificationProcess classification in Discovery tracks services, such as database servers, running on computer CIs in your ServiceNow instance. Discovery statusThe Discovery Status interface (Discovery > Status) displays all the details of a Discovery.Discovery timelineA Discovery Timeline generates a graphical display of the Discovery Status records for a Discovery, including information about each probe and sensor running.Discovery configuration consoleUse this console to configure what Discovery data the system allows in the CMDB.