Network Discovery, a free plug-in component for Notification Server, lets you discover all IP devices connected to your network. Network Discovery lets you find new network devices, identify previously-discovered network devices that are no longer found, and find network devices whose discovery properties have changed.
See the following sections for information about this release:
The following are features of this release:
Network Discovery task
Network Discovery is performed by running tasks that are part of the Notification Server task management component. The discovery data is sent to the Notification Server computer and stored in the CMDB.
Discovery task wizard
New wizard-based approach helps simplify the creation of network discovery tasks. Through a simple 5-step wizard you can specify your method of discovery, enter the IP range, select network protocols to be used for discovery as well as enter task’s name and choose when to run the discovery. You can integrate the discovery tasks into your workflows.
Network Discovery portal
Provides convenient landing page for everything related to Network Discovery Solution with easy access to Discovery wizard, SNMP device classification, Discovery job status and high-level visual status information.
Expanded protocol support
By leveraging Pluggable Protocol Architecture (PPA) we have expanded our supported network protocols to SNMP v2, IPMI and WS-Man.
We have added support for VMware ESX 3.x/3i guest and host discovery, Hyper-V and XEN.
Centralized MIB management
Centralized UI for adding and editing SNMP Data Mapping tables and SNMP Device Classification.
Discovery of additional components, such as blade & chassis discovery and MS Cluster Server discovery.
- Notification Server 7.0 SP1
Installation and upgrade is managed through the Symantec Installation Manager. To begin an installation or an upgrade, go to the following URL: http://www.altiris.com/Download.aspx.
The following are useful things for you to know about this release:
|Thing to know||Article ID|
|Network Discovery tasks use Connection Profiles to configure the protocols that are used to communicate with network devices.
For more information see knowledgebase article number 43626.
|Importing .MIB files on Symantec Management Platform 7.0||45315|
|Symantec Management Platform Security Privileges||45213|
The following are unresolved issues in this release. For additional information regarding an issue, click the Article ID link.
|Known Issue||Article ID||Internal ID|
Using Connection Profiles
Scan may never complete with WMI enabled
HTTP is not reported as a discovery protocol
NONullAllowedException reported in Altiris logviewer during import of migration datastore
Network Discovery Reports - StartDate and EndDate go from current time of day, not the entire 24 hour period.
Various security issues when not logged in as an administrator.
|75796, 76058, 76580, 76652|
WSMAN ONLY Network Discovery Hangs