Run Discover Now on a logical datacenter

Run Discover Now on a logical datacenter (LDC) to update the CMDB with the resources that are in the LDC.

Before you begin

  • Role required: sn_cmp.cloud_admin
  • A cloud account with service accounts and associated LDCs

About this task

You can also configure a Discovery schedule to run Discovery automatically at specified intervals.


  1. Navigate to Cloud Management > Cloud Infrastructure > Cloud Accounts.
  2. Click an cloud account to open it.
  3. From the left pane, select a datacenter.
  4. On the right-pane, select the Resources tab if it is not already selected.
    The tab is split into two parts:
    • A summary of resources that were already discovered appear at the top.
    • The Discovery log from the previous discoveries.

    These sections are empty if Discovery has never run on the LDC.

  5. Click Discover Now and wait for Discovery to finish.


The CMDB is populated and updated with the discovered resources. Information about the discovered resources appears in the Resources tab.
Figure 1. Discovery of cloud resources
Discovery of cloud resources

What to do next

  1. View results of the discovery in the Discovery Log pane:
    The Discovery Log provides the following information:
    Field Input value
    Created Timestamp of the Discovery activity. Each timestamp defines the approximate time of the activity. Several Discovery events may occur in random order within a second.
    Level Classifies the activity into one of the following levels for general sorting:
    • Error
    • Information
    • Warning
    Short Message Informative message detailing the outcome of the activity or the Discovery progress. Look here for the result of a classify probe or for authentication failure.
    ECC queue input The related input record from the ECC queue for this discovery. You can also view these records from the ECC Queue related list.
    CI Names a device for which a matching CI was found in the CMDB. Click this link to drill down into the CI record for the device.
    Source Names the particular activity, such as the Shazzam probe or a UNIX classify probe.
    Device Lists the IP address of the CI discovered. All devices identified by IP address appear in the log, even if they refused all invitations to communicate. Any port activity from a device places it into the log, even if all subsequent efforts to identify it fail. Click the IP address of the device to view the events associated with discovering that device.
  2. Move the state to Published.