Run Discovery

When Discovery runs, the MID Server checks for environment files in the directory specified in the location property (/APD/ in this example).

The MID Server parses the ResourceNow.xml environment file and finds the path to the ResourceNow_version.xml file. The contents of both files are used to construct the relationships of the application to its configured business services and to the computer on which it runs.

You can see these relationships in the following records:
  • CI record for the computer host
  • Application CI record
  • BSM map

Computer CI

The CI Relations Formatter in the host computer CI record displays the relationships of all the business services (including shared services) that run on the machine.
Figure 1. Host Computer CI Record

Application CI

The application CI record is populated with version and environment information and displays the business services connected to that application in the CI Relations Formatter.
Figure 2. Application CI Record

For more information, view the environmental details.

Business Service Management Map

To see a graphical representation of the relationship between this application, its business services, and the computer on which it runs, open the CI record for the computer host. Then, click the Business Service Management (BSM) map icon (BSM map icon) in the header bar of the CI Relations Formatter. The map shows all the business services and applications associated with the computer host, as well as the installed hardware.
Figure 3. BSM Map Example