Discoveries are preprepared data items that enable you to run a discovery upon a network in a single click, without entering the details of that network each and every time.

How Does it Work?

Creating a Discovery

A discovery can be created using the web interface if a user has a role that contains the discoveries::create permission. Go to menu: Discover -> Discoveries -> Create Discoveries. There is also a "+" button on the collection page.

View Discovery Details

Go to menu: Discover -> Discoveries -> List Discoveries.

You will see a list of attributes. You can view an attribute by clicking on the blue view button. You can also edit or delete Discovery.

Executing a Discovery

Let's execute a discovery. After creating the discovery entry you should be on that discovery entries details page. In the panel header on the upper right of the page is a group of buttons. The button that looks like an old fashioned "play" icon (a triangle) will execute this discovery. Click it and we're off to the races.

If you're on the Discoveries list page, on the left side is a green triangle, the same icon as on the details page. Click that and the discovery will be executed.

You should shortly see the beginning logs from the executing discovery.

And that's all there is to a executing a discovery.

You can also schedule the discovery to be executed by navigating to menu → Admin → Tasks → Create Tasks.

Database Schema

The database schema can be found in the application is the user has database::read permission by going to menu: Admin -> Database -> List Tables, then clicking on the details button for the table.

API / Web Access

You can access the collection using the normal Open-AudIT JSON based API. Just like any other collection. Please see The Open-AudIT API documentation for further details.