Process classification

Process classification in Discovery tracks services, such as database servers, running on computer CIs in your ServiceNow instance.

Discovery classifies processes during the exploration phase, after identifying devices in the Computer [cmdb_ci_computer] table and its extensions. Like device classification, process classification has its own classification criteria and also has the ability to launch probes. Unlike device classification, process classification creates child configuration items (CI) with Runs on::Runs relationships. By default, Discovery includes classifications for most common processes.

For information on how Discovery creates and maintains dependent relationships between CIs, including processes, see Application Dependency Mapping.