Network discovery

Description

The Network discovery tool will be in charge to scan the networks to find the hosts and retrieve information about user accounts. Network discovery can detect system accounts as well.

First of all, you need to create the networks that you want to scan. Visit the Networks page for more information. Then, on the Network discovery page, you need to configure for each network, the accounts and password of potential administrators to connect to the host and retrieve the information. And finally you need to start the process execution or  you can schedule the execution of the network discovery task.

The operating system of machines can be Windows or Linux and it is not necessary to install any additional software on those machines. 

Once the machines and accounts, both user and system, have been discovered, the critical accounts must be located in the password vault. You can visit the Password vault page for more information.

Sreen overview

Standard attributes

Network attributes

Basic 

Those attributes are readOnly, you can update them on the Networks page.

  • Name: network name.
  • Description: brief description.
  • IP Address: IP range of this network.
  • IP address mask: IP mask of this network.

Server

  • Server: list of available sync servers.

Accounts to probe

  • Accounts to probe: list of potential administrators accounts to connect to the hosts. You can register a new account or user an existing account.
    • Register new account: you need to define the login name and the password of the new account.
    • Use an existing account: you need to select an existing account on the system.

When you register a new account, that will be created as unmanaged account. 

Schedule

  • Enabled: if it is selected (value is Yes), a task will be created and performed on schedule defined. 
  • Task description: brief description of the task
  • Month: number of the month (1-12) when the task will be performed. 
  • Day:  number of the day (1-31) when the task will be performed.
  • Hour: hour (0-23) when the task will be performed. 
  • Minute: minute (0-59) when the task will be performed.
  • Day of week: number of the day (0-7 where 0 means Sunday) of the week when the task will be performed. 
  • Server: where the agent will be run.

For each value of month, day, hour, minute or day of the week:

  • * means any month, day, hour, minute or day of week. e.g. */5 to schedule each five minutes.
  • A single number specifies that unit value: 3
  • Some comma separated numbers: 1,3,5,7
  • A range of values: 1-5

Current execution

  • Start now: allows you to launch the task execution.

Last execution

  • Status: The available status for a task are:
    • Done (green light): task finished.
    • Pending (yellow light): task has been started but it has not finished yet.
    • Error (red light): task could not be executed.
  • Start date: start date and time of the last execution.
  • End date: end date and time of the last execution.
  • Execution log: log trace. Allows you to download the log file.

Previous executions

List with the information about the previous executions:

  • Start date: start date and time of the execution.
  • Status: status of the execution. 
  • Execution: log of the execution. Allows you to download the log file.

Machine attributes

  • Name
  • IP Address
  • Description
  • Operating system
  • Port /Protocol List:
    • Port
    • Description

Actions

Network discovery query

Add new account repository

Allows you to add an existing agent 

Agent definition

Allows you to browse to the agent definition.

Accounts

Allows you to browse to the accounts query. It will be shown the accouts that belong to that system.

Add new entry point

Allows you to add an existing entry point

 

Entry point definition

Allows you to browse to the entry point definition.

Network discovery detail

Apply changes

Allows you to save the data of network detaiol. To save the data it will be mandatory to fill in the required fields.

Undo

Allows you to undo any changes made.

Accounts to probe
Add

Allows you to add a new administator potential account to connect to the machines of the network.  To add a new account , first of all, you need to clic the add button (+) close the acconts to probe list. Then you will need to choose if you want to add an existing account or register a new account.

 

save the data of a new network or to update the data of a specific network. To save the data it will be mandatory to fill in the required fields

Delete

Allows you to delete one or more accounts of the accounts to probe. You need to select one or more records and next clicking the button with the subtraction symbol (-).

 

Schedule 

Start now

Allows you to launch the task execution.

Previous execution

 Logs

Allows you to download the log files of previous executions.