The Auto-Discovery portlet on the vRealize Hyperic Dashboard lists recently added or modified platforms and servers, and allows an authorized user to view discovery details, and to import the new or changed resource data to the database.

By default, the Auto-Discovery portlet lists the (up to) five most recently new or changed platforms.

A platform appears in the Auto-Discovery portlet if it, or a server running on it, is new or changed. The rules are these:

  • The platform is new — A platform appears as new in the portlet, if neither its IP address or FQDN match that of an existing platform in inventory. In this case, any new servers discovered on the platform appear below the platform in the portlet.

  • The platform has a new server — A new server has been discovered on the platform since the last scan. The new server is listed below the platform.

  • Platform or server properties have changed — One or more inventory properties for the platform, or for one or more of the servers running it, have changed since the last scan. Servers with changed properties are listed below the platform.

The Auto-Discovery portlet presents the following information for each platform it contains:

  • Hostname — The hostname of the platform is a link to a page — the Auto-Discovery Results page - that contains detailed information about the scan results for the platform and servers running there. See the vRealize Hyperic Administration Guide for more information about using the Auto-Discovery page.

  • Platform type — The resource type for the platform.

  • Status — Indicates the type of change that was detected for a resource, either "new" or "modified".

  • Changes — If the Status for a resource is "modified", the Changes column contains a summary of what changed. For example:

    • "server set changed" — Applies to platforms; this value indicates that changes to one or more servers on the platform were detected. The changed server(s) are listed below the platform.

    • "name change" — Indicates that the name of the resource has changed; a resource name can change when a resource is upgraded from one version to another, if version number forms a portion of the resource name, as is often the case.

    • "install path changed" — Indicates that the installation path for a server has changed; the installation path for a resource can change when a resource is upgraded from one version to another, if version number forms a portion of the path, as is often the case.

    • "IP set changed" — Indicates that the IP address has changed. When the agent detects an IP address not associated with an existing platform in inventory, it checks for a platform with a matching FQDN - if found, Hyperic recognizes the platform as existing.

    • "FQDN changed"

  • For each newly discovered or changed server on the platform:

    • Installation path

    • Status - Indicates new or modified

    • Changes - If status is modified, the Changes column contains a summary of what changed.