Adding and deleting discovery probes - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 22.1

Network Discovery Administration Guide

Product name
BlueCat Gateway

Network Discovery uses a series of network probes to scan and explore your local immediate network. Discovery probes do the actual work of scanning and finding hosts on your network.

You can deploy probes in two general system configuration:

  • Multiple Containers: Each probe is deployed in a separate Network Discovery container, managed by a single deployment of Network Discovery in another ("Management") container.

    You must add a probe for each Discovery Probe container that you deploy, specifying the URL for each probe container.

  • Single Container: Both the Network Discovery Management UI and Discovery Probes are run from the same container.

    You can add as many probes as needed. The URL for these containers will use a localhost address.

After you add discovery probes, Network Discovery will use them based on the IPv4 reconciliation policies you set up.

To add a new discovery probe:

  1. From Gateway, expand Network Discovery (in the left sidebar), then click Installation.
  2. If needed, enter or update account information used by Network Discovery to connect to other BlueCat applications:
    • In BAM SSH User and BAM SSH Password, enter the SSH account details for signing in to BlueCat Address Manager.
    • In API User and API Password, enter account details for signing in to Gateway where the Management instance of Network Discovery was deployed.

      In Management URL, enter the URL for the Network Discovery Management instance. If you're using a Single Container configuration, use https://localhost:44300 for the Management URL.

  3. By default, Network Discovery has a single probe available. If you want to add an additional probe beyond those already configured, click Add another probe.
    Specify the name and URL for the new probe:
    • Enter a label for the probe. This label will be used when logging events relating to that probe.
    • Enter the IP address and port for the probe. Make sure you select whether the IP address uses the http:// or https:// prefix.

      If you're using a Single Container system, use https://localhost:44300 for the IP address (the same as the Management URL).

    • When you're done, click Submit.

      Network Discovery will attempt to add the probe using your entered SSH and API credentials, marking the probe with a green checkmark if successful.

To delete a discovery probe:
  1. From Gateway, expand Network Discovery (in the left sidebar), then click Installation.
  2. Scroll down (if necessary) and click the X next to the URL of the probe that you want to delete.
    Note: You must have at least one probe. Network Discovery will prevent you from deleting the last probe.