Discovery data collection and processing

Discovery probes perform data collection and Discovery sensors perform data processing.

In the figure below, the red arrows represent the MID Server probing for information. The MID Server then passes the results of each probe to the ServiceNow instance via SOAP/HTTPS. Sensors within the ServiceNow instance process the information gathered and update the CMDB.

By default, the active property in the records that Discovery creates for discovered devices, is set to true. To change this default behavior and to set it differently, you need to implement business rules that operate on the cmdb_ci table.

Figure 1. Discovery Communications