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BMC Discovery - Administration

( Duration: 5 Days )

The BMC Discovery - Administration training course provides information on the key concepts and core functionality of BMC Discovery. The course covers new features and improvements made to BMC Discovery. You will receive all important information on architecture, functionalities, utilities, configurations, and troubleshooting tips for optimal deployment.

By attending BMC Discovery - Administration workshop, delegates will learn to:

  • Identify the need for BMC Discovery
  • Describe the working of BMC Discovery
  • Describe the compliance support of BMC Discovery
  • Review the layout and utilities in the user interface
  • Access available dashboards and configure dashboards
  • Set up users and configure User Interface security
  • Describe a taxonomy and view standard patterns from the UI
  • Run a basic discovery scan and interpret the results
  • Explain different Discovery access types
  • Configure credentials for scans in BMC Discovery
  • Describe storage discovery in BMC Discovery
  • Describe patterns
  • Explain the concept of first scan, second scan, and optimization in a discovery run
  • Monitor discovery runs
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot discovery issues
  • Execute basic and advanced query language queries
  • Use search clauses in creating search queries
  • Run reports and view dependencies using visualizations
  • Create manual groups and working sets of hosts
  • Describe clustering and cluster management in BMC Discovery
  • Examine and modify an appliance baseline

  • Basic Knowledge of BMC Discovery




BMC Discovery Overview

  • BMC Discovery Concepts
  • UI Overview

User Administration and System Security

  • User Management
  • LDAP Integration
  • Security Policy
  • CyberArk
  • General Security Concepts at the CLI

Scanning Basics

  • Basic Discovery Essentials

Discovery Credentials

  • The Credential Vault
  • BMC Discovery Credentials
  • Windows Credentials
  • Device Credentials
  • vSphere and vCenter Credentials
  • Credential Filtering and Ordering
  • Testing Credentials

Taxonomy and Data Model

  • Taxonomy Basics
  • Understanding Data Models
  • Viewing the Taxonomy

Discovery Overview

  • Basic Philosophy
  • First Scan Details
  • Second Scan Details
  • Optimization Details
  • Bringing it All Together

Discovery Scripts

  • Platforms
  • UNIX Discovery Scripts
  • Windows Discovery Scripts
  • SNMP Discovery Scripts
  • VMware ESX Discovery Scripts

Storage Discovery

  • Storage Discovery
  • Viewing Storage Discovery Results

Load Balancer Discovery


Discovery Investigation and Troubleshooting

  • Investigating and Troubleshooting per Discovery Run
  • Investigating and Troubleshooting per Discovery Access
  • Mapping Discovery Access Page to Platform Page
  • Investigating and Troubleshooting per Host Node
  • Investigating and Troubleshooting from the Discovery Dashboard
  • Discovery Conditions
  • Discovery Reports

Patterns Overview

  • Pattern Basics
  • Data Models and Pattern Configuration


  • Displaying Visualizations
  • Introduction to Application Mapping with Visualizations

Cloud Discovery

  • Introduction to Cloud Discovery
  • Performing Cloud Discovery
  • Viewing Cloud Data

Dashboards Overview

  • Dashboard Basics
  • Channels Overview
  • Adding Channels
  • Working with Dashboards
  • Dashboards in the CLI

Query Builder

  • Types of Searches
  • Query Builder Basics
  • Query Builder Layout
  • Building a Query
  • Custom Reports

Query Language Overview

  • Formulating Queries
  • The SEARCH and WHERE Clauses
  • The SHOW Clause
  • Matches in Regular Expressions
  • Advanced Query Language

BMC CMDB Synchronization

  • CMDB Synchronization Overview
  • Configuring the CMDB Connection
  • CMDB Filters
  • Configuring CMDB Synchronization
  • Multitenancy
  • CMDB Synchronization in a Cluster
  • Viewing CIs in the CMDB

Appliance Baseline

  • Introduction to Appliance Baseline
  • Viewing Baseline Differences
  • Updating and Configuring Baselines

Appliance Security

  • Appliance Security
  • Appliance Hardening and Firewall


  • Overview of Clustering
  • Configuring a Cluster
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Managing Machine Failures in a Cluster


  • Introduction to Consolidation
  • Consolidation Details

Appliance Backup and Restore

  • Introduction to Appliance Backups
  • Creating Backups from the UI
  • Restoring the Appliance from a Backup

Using BMC Discovery CLI

  • CLI Overview
  • File System Details
  • Discovery Services Syntax
  • Command Line Utilities: Overview
  • BMC Discovery Scheduling Tasks

Appliance Support and Upgrade

  • Appliance Configuration Page
  • BMC Discovery Logs
  • BMC Discovery Upgrade

Introduction to Using REST API in Discovery

  • Introduction to Discovery REST API
  • Introduction to Interacting with Discovery REST API

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