Network Discovery lets you discover all IP devices that are connected to your network. Network Discovery lets you find new network devices and find the network devices whose discovery properties have changed.
Network Discovery is included in Symantec Management Platform.
Network Discovery can discover routers, switches, hubs, network printers, Novell NetWare servers, and the computers that are running Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh. You can use a variety of protocols to discover devices, such as AMT, SNMP, WMI, and others.
The information that is collected can help you do the following:
Plan for imaging
Updating drivers on specific types of hardware
Configuring changes to routers or switches
Identifying the computers that are running the operating systems not currently supported by the Symantec Management Agent
You can also update categories so that the new devices that are added to the network can be identified during discovery.
Because Network Discovery integrates with Symantec Management Platform, when devices are discovered, they are automatically created as resources in the platform's cental database (CMDB). Using the platform's task management component, you can schedule discovery tasks to run when it best meets your needs.