Discovery pattern designer The pattern designer creates sequences of commands that Discovery uses to discover devices and applications. Pattern designer comes with a set of preconfigured patterns that cover most of the commonly used devices and applications. You may customize the pattern set in the following cases: If your organization uses proprietary devices and applications. You must create new patterns for these items to enable Discovery to identify them. If you modify devices and applications that have corresponding Discovery patterns. You must modify the relevant discovery patterns to reflect the change. Each Discovery pattern serves to discover and map only one CI type. At the same time, Discovery usually uses more than one pattern to discover the same CI type, since the CI type can use different protocols, operating systems, entry points and so on. Typically, every time you modify or add new CI types, you must do so for the patterns responsible for their discovery. Every time you modify and save a Discovery pattern, you create a new version of this pattern. By default, Discovery uses the latest version, but you can also choose which version to use. Patterns for instances using domain separationIn instances using domain separation, patterns may be domain-specific, covering only domains you created them for, or global, applying to all domains.Create an empty patternCreate a pattern and define its basic attributes.Customize a patternCustomize an existing pattern to reflect any changes or peculiarities in the configuration item (CI) implementation or setup.Define discovery steps for discovery patternsAdd steps to a pattern to instruct what the pattern sequences of commands that Discovery uses to discover devices and applications.Finalize a Discovery patternAfter you finish defining your pattern, make it ready for use by Discovery.Choose the pattern versionChoose which pattern version Service Mapping uses for discovery.Example Discovery patternThis example describes the steps in a discovery pattern that discovers F5 load balancers and adds them to the CMDB.