Network scanning for additional devices

You can configure LogicMonitor collectors to periodically look for and automatically discover devices in your network.

Automated discovery of devices in your network involves 3 steps:

  1. Creating a NetScan definition
  2. Running a NetScan on a particular collector
  3. Scheduling the NetScan to run on a collector or collectors as needed.

When devices are discovered by a network scan, they can be named in one of the following ways:

  • If the device responds to a defined SNMP community string, the device will be identified by the response from the sysName OID.
  • If SNMP communication fails, reverse DNS resolution is attempted.
  • If reverse DNS entries are not found, the IP address is used to name the device.

You can create, edit and run NetScan from Settings | NetScan.  For instructions on setting up a NetScan definition, see this page.