Discovery log

The Discovery Log displays all the activity for this Discovery, including such things as classification failures, CMDB updates, and authentication failures.

From this list, click a link in the CMDB CI column to drill into the record for that CI or click the link in the Created column to view an individual log record. To view the log records for a particular device, click the IP adddress link in the Device column. This action opens the Discovery Devices record.

Figure 1. Discovery Log Records

Log information

The Discovery Log provides the following information:
Table 1. Log information
Field Input value
Created Timestamp of the Discovery activity. Each timestamp defines the approximate time of the activity. Several Discovery events may occur in random order within a second.
Level Classifies the activity into one of the following levels for general sorting:
  • Error
  • Information
  • Warning
Message Informative message detailing the outcome of the activity or the Discovery progress. Look here for the result of a classify probe or for authentication failure.
Source Names the particular activity, such as the Shazzam probe or a UNIX classify probe.
CMDB CI Names a device for which a matching CI was found in the CMDB. Click this link to drill down into the CI record for the device.
Sensor Names the sensor that processed the results of a specific probe that was run. This field also indicates if the probe was a MultiProbe. Click this link to view the sensor record, including the package that was processed.
Device Lists the IP address of the CI discovered. All devices identified by IP address appear in the log, even if they refused all invitations to communicate. Any port activity from a device places it into the log, even if all subsequent efforts to identify it fail. Click the IP address of the device to view the events associated with discovering that device.

Filtering the log

Sort the log by different values to create your view of Discovery activities. Use the breadcrumbs above the header bar to return to a previous view. To filter the list quickly by a specific target value, right-click in any column and select Show Matching or Filter Out. For example, show only the Warning level activities, and then select the specific type of failure to display from the Message field, such as SSH Authentication or connection failure.

Figure 2. Filtering Discovery Log Records