Discovery behaviors

A Discovery Behavior determines what probes Shazzam launches and from which MID Servers these probes are launched.

Unlike a scan performed by a single MID Server on a designated IP address range, a behavior can assign different tasks to multiple MID Servers on the same IP address segment or on different network segments. Behaviors are available in Discovery Schedules for discoveries in which configuration items (CI) are updated in the CMDB.

Behaviors can be used in the following scenarios:
  • Load balancing: A behavior enables load balancing in systems that use multiple MID Servers deployed across one or more domains.
  • Multiple protocols in multiple domains: Configure one MID Server to scan for all protocols on one domain and another MID Server to perform a WMI scan on a second domain.
  • Access Control Lists (ACL): Discovery can scan SNMP devices protected by an ACL if the MID Server host machine is granted access by that ACL. Use a behavior to configure a MID Server to scan devices protected by an ACL.
  • Devices running two protocols: Some devices might have two protocols running at the same time. Examples of this are the SSH and SNMP protocols running concurrently on one device (most common). A behavior can control which of the two protocols is explored for certain devices. The behavior then prevents the other protocol from being explored.