Configure Discovery for UNIX or Linux hosts with attached storage

Discovery can find information about a UNIX or Linux host and attached storage.

Before you begin

Role required: admin or discovery_admin

About this task

You can configure Discovery for UNIX or Linux hosts Windows.


  1. (Optional) On the host, assign elevated privileges to the account that Discovery will use.
  2. On the ServiceNow instance, add credentials to the Discovery Credentials table.
  3. Create a Discovery Schedule for each host IP address.
  4. (Optional) Create a behavior that uses a functionality definition with a wbem port probe to make the initial port-scanning phase (Shazzam) more efficient.
  5. Run network discovery.
    Note: If the host also connects to a NAS or SAN storage array, set up the SMI-S Provider and CIM credentials.