Run Discovery for APD - Legacy

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
  • Dependency View (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 related items

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.

Dependency view (BSM 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 dependency views 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. Dependency view (BSM map) example
Dependency view (BSM map) example