Data collected by Discovery

Discovery collects unique data for each type of device and stores it in dedicated tables, fields, and relationships.

For new Jakarta instances, Discovery uses patterns by default to find several types of devices, operating systems, and applications. See New patterns for the Jakarta release for more information.

Computers

Computer discovery is based on the machine's operating system, such as AIX, OS/X, Linux, Solaris, and Windows.

See Discovering computers.

Database catalogs

Database catalogs list all the catalog objects, or databases, discovered for an instance of a database.

See Database catalog discovery.

Network CIs

Discovery can find several types of network-related CIs, such as IP networks and addresses, and devices such as load balancers, switches, and printers.

See Network device discovery.

Software
Discovery can find many types of software, including web servers, databases, and applications.

See Software Discovery.

Storage
Discovery collects information on Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Storage Area Networks (SAN), and Network Attached Storage (NAS) from specialized devices.

See Storage Discovery.

Operating system level virtualization (OSLV)
OSLV discovery finds image and container information from OSLV engines, including Docker.

See Discovery of operating-system-level virtualization (OSLV).

AWS and Azure
Service accounts enable Discovery to find resources, like the virtual machines, in your AWS and Azure clouds.

See Data collected for AWS and Azure discovery.