Discovery status record

By default, only 30 days of Discovery records are displayed in the status list at a time.

The status record provides the following fields:

Table 1. Discovery status record fields
Field Input value
Number Discovery record ID generated by your ServiceNow instance.
Description How this Discovery was run. Typically, the description is Scheduled, but if you ran Discovery manually from a Schedule, the record would show Discover Now in the Description field. If the scan was performed by the Help the Help Desk application, this value is Help the help desk.
Schedule The name of the Discovery schedule.
State Indicates the state of this Discovery (Active, Completed, etc.)
Source Indicates how this Discovery was executed. The possible options are:
  • Schedule Discovery (default)
  • Discover now CI
  • Discover now schedule
  • Quick Discovery
  • ServiceWatch
Started The number of probe messages sent to devices from the MID Server.
Completed The number of sensor records that were processed. This number must match the number of probes launched.
From Schedule
Discover Shows the Discovery type. The possible types are: Configuration items, IP addresses, or Networks.
Max Run Time Displays the maximum amount of time Discovery was permitted to run on this schedule.
Include alive Indicates that this Discovery includes devices on which one port responded to the scan, but no ports are open. Such a device is considered to be alive. If this check box is not selected, only active devices with one or more open ports that Discovery can query are displayed.
Log state changes Indicates that state changes were logged during this Discovery. Discovery states can be seen in the Last and Current fields in the Discovery Devices list in this form.

A Discovery Status record looks like this:

Figure 1. Discovery status