NetScan Overview (New UI)

Last updated on 27 March, 2023

NetScans allow LogicMonitor Collectors to periodically look for and automatically discover resources in your network. NetScans streamline the process of adding resources to your LogicMonitor account.

When a resource is discovered, you can specify criteria that determines whether it will be added to monitoring. In addition, the display name can be set based on one of the following:

  • Reverse DNS (as resolved by your reverse DNS)
  • System name (from SNMP devices if you have it set in the sysName OID)
  • IP address

NetScan uses the following methods to discover resources:

  • Use ICMP ping to scan the network—The Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) method scans all IP addresses in the specified IP range for a ping response.
  • Upload a script or csv to discover devices—This method uses the output of a script or the contents of a comma separated value file to add resources.

NetScans are created and managed from Settings > NetScan. For more information, see Creating NetScans.