Rediscovering Affected Computers

FlexNet Manager Suite (Cloud)

This topic applies in both cases, whether you are configuring the adapter or the connector.

Where (as is common) you are adding these patterns to an operational BMC Discovery instance that has already taken inventory of computers in your estate, you must rediscover any computers that are to be targeted through these new patterns, so that BMC Discovery applies to patterns to the rediscovered computers. To achieve this, you may either:

  • Create (or wait for) a scheduled scan
  • Initiate a Snapshot discovery scan
  • Manually execute each pattern for suitably grouped targets, as summarized in the following procedure.

For more information about these options, see the BMC Discovery documentation available at http://discovery.bmc.com/confluence/display/90/Documentation.

To manually execute the new patterns:

  1. In the BMC Discovery interface, select target computers (hosts or other nodes) by adding them to a group, creating separate groups to receive distinct types of patterns (for example, one group for Windows-related patterns, and another group for UNIX-related patterns). Create your groups using either of these approaches:
    • From a view node (including host) page, select Groups from the Actions list and add the node to a group.
    • From a report or other search result, select the required target computers. Then, select Groups from the Actions list and add the target machines to a group.
  2. From the Discovery tab, click Pattern Management.
  3. Select the Flexera.FNMP.InventoryRawData pattern from the package list.
  4. Click the Pattern Modules link.
  5. Select the Pattern Module containing the pattern that you want to run.
  6. Click the Pattern link in the heading table.
  7. From the Actions list, select Run Pattern.
  8. In the Run against Group list, select the group containing your target machines for the current pattern(s).
  9. Set the Expand and Execution Logging preferences for the run.
  10. Set Additional Discovery to Get all new discovery data. This forces a new discovery.

More details about this procedure are available from http://discovery.bmc.com/confluence/display/90/Manual+pattern+execution.

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