Policy discovery settings - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 23.2

Network Discovery Administration Guide

Locale
English
Product name
BlueCat Gateway
Version
23.2

When adding or updating an IPv4 or IPv6 Reconciliation Policy, you can configure the following attributes:

Field Description
Configuration Select the Configuration to use from Address Manager when discovering the network.
Policy type

(Ipv4 Reconciliation Policy only)

Choose Named Policy to create a new named policy that can apply to multiple networks.

Choose Policy Per Network to create a new policy for a specific network.

Policy name

(Named Policy only)

The current name of the policy. The name cannot contain a slash character (/).

Discovery probe The list of docker containers that run discovery probes for the Network Discovery app to which the policy applies.
Tip: Manipulation of the Discovery Probe list is typically done only during scripted and customized actions, such as automating deployment of Network Discovery probes. Most users can simply add new probes using the Network Discovery UI.
For more details, see Discovery probe list (JSON format).
Network Boundary list

(Named Policy only)

The Network Boundaries for discovery. Separate items in the list with commas.

Discovery method The method used for discovery. This can be SNMP, PingSweep, or SNMP plus PingSweep.
Note: The choice of whether or not to use SNMP or PingSweep (or both) will reveal additional settings specific to that option.
Block or IP network

(Policy Per Network only)

The IP network as it exists in the Configuration within Address Manager.

Network Boundary

(Policy Per Network only)

Displays the IP network boundaries of the network you chose in Block or IP network.

Active Whether or not this policy is active. To manually disable the policy (either temporarily or permanently), clear this check box.

Scheduled Time

The scheduled time for running discovery.

Run type
  • To run discovery only a single time at the scheduled time after creating the policy, select Once.

  • To instead run this at a regular interval after the scheduled time occurs, select Every. Then, specify the time value and select the unit (Minutes, Hours, Days) from the drop down list.

    For example, you can run discovery every 6 hours.

DNS Server List The list of DNS servers, separated by commas.
Skip FQDN Lookup/Reverse DNS Resolution If selected, FQDN Lookup and reverse DNS resolution is skipped. If cleared, FQDN lookup and reverse DNS resolution are performed.
DNS Server List The list of DNS servers, separated by commas.

If the Discovery Method for the policy includes SNMP (that is, it is SNMP or SNMP plus PingSweep), the policy will also have the following attributes:

Field Description
Devices The list of devices to which this policy applies.
Black Hole VLAN The input Black Hole VLAN.
Trunk Default VLAN The input Trunk Default VLAN

If the Discovery Method for the policy includes Pingsweep (that is, it is PingSweep or SNMP plus PingSweep), the policy will also have the following attributes:

Field Description
Number of tries Number of attempts to run Network Discovery during a Pingsweep.
Ping Sweep (CIDR) The ranges of IP addresses for which the Ping Sweep method sends ICMP echo requests. Specify IP addresses in CIDR notation, separated by commas.