Discovery Management Console
The Discovery Management Console is the IBM® Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager
(TADDM) client user interface for managing discoveries. This console
is also known as the Product Console. It is applicable to a domain
server deployment and to discovery servers in a streaming server deployment.
The function of the console is the same in both of these deployments.
Starting the Discovery Management Console
The Discovery Management Console is a Java-based user interface you start from a Web browser.
You can use a discovery scope to identify the devices, computer systems, and other components in your infrastructure that you want the server to access. You must configure at least one scope before running a discovery.
The access list is a collection of all user names, passwords, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) community strings that the server uses when accessing the configuration items in your infrastructure. You must set up this list for the Configuration Items that you want to discover. When using the Stack Scan sensor for credential-less discovery, an access list is not required.
After you set up an initial scope for the discovery and establish an access list for your computing systems, you are ready to run a basic discovery. You can also run a non-admin Windows discovery for which you do not need to provide the administrator account.
You can use the Discovery Management Console to manage the discovery process.
Reconciling configuration items
Configuration items (CIs) are reconciled to determine if a newly discovered CI matches a CI that is stored in the TADDM database. This process eliminates duplication in the TADDM database.