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MAP Toolkit - Limited Discovery RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a way to run only a limited Discovery only for Virtualization scneario using MAP 5.5? When I run the discovery, it runs all the assessments available which consumes lot of time. I am looking for an option to select specific machines where only the an assessment should be done for virtualization scenario.

    Thanks,

    Sastry

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 7:05 AM

Answers

  • To perform a limited discovery for a specific virtualization scenario I would recommend creating a new database and then use either the IP range, manual entry, or import from a file options.

    To create a new database:

    1.     Go to File>Select a Database

    2.     Click the “Create an inventory database” radio button

    3.     Name it something you will recognize for your specific scenario

    When creating the file for import, simply save a list of the host names in a text file. 

    If you use the IP range, be aware that it will look for a machine at each IP address in that range, so if you don’t have a machine at some of the IPs, MAP will count them as a failed attempts, but will keep trying to connect every time the Inventory runs.  You can enter multiple ranges, but I think the cleanest and easiest method is to import a list.

    Thanks,

    Michael Switzer

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 6:38 PM
    Moderator