Use this command to add an auto-discovery process to the specified host and port name(s).

This API is available in Guardium V9.5 and later.

REST API syntax

This API is available as a REST service with the POST method. Call this API as follows:
POST https://[Guardium hostname or IP address]:8443/restAPI/add_autodetect_task

GuardAPI syntax

add_autodetect_task parameter=value


Parameter Value type Description
hosts_list String Required. Lists of hosts. Space separated list of IPs or IP ranges and wild cards such as 192.168.1.*
ports_list String Required. Comma separated list of ports or port ranges, such as: 22,23,1400-1600.
process_name String Required. Name of the auto-discovery process
api_target_host String

Specifies the target hosts where the API executes. Valid values:
  • all_managed: execute on all managed units but not the central manager
  • all: execute on all managed units and the central manager
  • group:<group name>: execute on all managed units identified by <group name>
  • host name or IP address of a managed unit: specified from the central manager to execute on a managed unit.  For example, api_target_host=
  • host name or IP address of the central manager: specified from a managed unit to execute on the central manager. For example, api_target_host=

IP addresses must conform to the IP mode of your network. For dual IP mode, use the same IP protocol with which the managed unit is registered with the central manager. For example, if the registration uses IPv6, specify an IPv6 address. The hostname is independent of IP mode and can be used with any mode.


To add the auto-discovery task myProcess to the hosts and, on ports 22 and 23:

grdapi add_autodetect_task process_name=myProcess hosts_list="" ports_list="22,23"