What happens when existing devices are rediscovered?
Rediscovery can be performed by the following methods:
- Device specific:
When you have individual devices that needs to be rediscovered, go to Inventory, and click on the device to open its Device Snapshot page. In the Menu option, select Rediscover Device. In the following screen that appears, choose the appropriate Credentials and press ReDiscover Now.
- Discovery Profile:
You can perform ReDiscovery on a large number of devices from Discovery Profile. Go to Discovery and choose Existing Devices, select the devices that needs to be ReDiscovered and fill in the Credentials > Rules > Interface > Schedule.
When existing devices are discovered as Unknown, choose the proper credential on rediscovery and they will be associated with appropriate device template, provided the SysOID of the device matches with any of the existing or custom device template.
Note: Custom edits made to the devices will not be removed during ReDiscovery. However, RAM, Interface, Device Profile and HDD information will be updated.