The discovery process matches the sysObjectID to an OID in the oid2type configuration files to identify:

  • System’s type (Host, Router, Switch, and so on), vendor, model, and certification level.

  • Which discovery drivers to use to probe the system.

  • Which instrumentation classes to use to monitor the system.

    The discovery process searches for the drivers in the .import files, which are located in the BASEDIR/smarts/conf/discovery directory as the oid2type files.