Discovery process classification workflow

Discovery compares the data from the active processes probe to the classification criteria.

Discovery compares the data from the active processes probe to the classification criteria. If a process matches the classification criteria, Discovery determines whether to run the process handler script. The process handler script modifies the parameter data to help Discovery identify whether the process represents an existing or new application CI. Every time Discovery adds or updates an application CI, it also determines the application dependency mapping of the application CI to other CIs in the CMDB.

Figure 1. Process classification workflow

If a process does not match any existing classification criteria, Discovery checks if the process is communicating with other processes. If the process communicates with other processes, Discovery automatically generates both a new process classification and application CI from the process name and the list of the other processes it communicates with.

After Discovery is complete, review these automatically generated records to determine whether you want to define a new application class for this process.