SolarWinds Discovery Guide
The Scanners screen displays scanners installed on your company’s network in all locations.
Once installation is complete, and you have run an initial scan, scanners will automatically appear on the Scanners screen.
To View Your Scanners
Navigate to setup by hovering over the menu icon and select Setup.
On the setup screen scroll down to Discovery → Scanners.
All the installed scanners are displayed in the scanners screen, as shown below:
The table below describes the columns on the Scanners screen and how you can acquire the maximum data based on information entered:
|NAME||By default, the scanner name is set to the name of the server on which it was installed.|
Note: Name and description are for your ease and convenience. This information does not affect the scanning process.
There are 3 possible states:
|CONNECTIONS||The number of connections associated with each scanner.|
|FREQUENCY||Frequency of scan – this can be configured separately for each scanner.|
Recommended scan frequency: every 24 hours.
|LAST REPORT||Provides date and time of the last update from the scanner.|
|ACTIONS||When hovering over the row, a trash icon appears. You may delete the device by clicking on the icon.|
Note: You may only delete a device that is not currently active.
Please note: In all tabs of the Discovery Scanner, you are encouraged to select a name for your network/subnet and provide a meaningful description. As a best practice, we recommend purposeful input since this information does not affect the scan. This better defines your environment and supplies useful data to agents analyzing the feedback.
Now that you have become familiar with the scanners in your organization and understand the relevance of each column, select a scanner by clicking on the scanner name.
You will find the default scanning frequencies are set for every 24 hours, however from this screen you are able to re-assign for shorter or longer scan intervals.
In addition, you have the ability to Download Logs for the most recent log of any active scanner.
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