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The OnSight auto-discovery tool allows you to add new instances to your infrastructure based on configurable discovery rulesets. Using these rulesets, you can set which IP ranges to scan for instances, the scan frequency, and the ports to scan. 

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Add auto-discovery rules

Once your OnSight has been installed, you can add discovery rules by performing the following steps:

  1. From an OnSight vCollector's page, select Edit
    The OnSight's configuration drawer will slide out.
  2. Expand the Auto-discovery module.
    This section allows you to add Discovery Rulesets and choose to whom new server discovery alerts will be sent.

There are a number of variables for server and network device discovery rules.

FieldDescription
IP range to scan
The IP range to autodetect on, written in CIDR notation, e.g., 10.100.100.1/24
Re-scan frequency (minutes)
This is how many minutes the auto-discover will wait before re-scanning your network for new servers or changes. Enter 0 for a one-time scan.
Ports to Scan
Select the ports to scan.
Other ports to scan
A comma-separated list of other ports you'd like to scan.
Automatically add newly discovered instances
Enable the option to automatically add the discovered instances to Panopta.
Send notification when new instances are discovered
Enable the option to send a notification when new instances are discovered. Once the option is enabled, you can select one or more users. 

Once the discovery has run, you can find the discovered servers under the Discovered Instances tab of the OnSight page.


Manage discovered instances

Add a discovered instance

Checking the boxes next to the desired instance and clicking Add will automatically add those to your account. To add multiple instances, select the checkbox of the instances that you want to add then click Manage Discovered Servers. A configuration modal will come up asking where you would like the new instances to be added, and which template to apply.

Change the instance type

To change the type of one or more discovered instances, perform the following steps:

  1. On the OnSight's details, click the Discovered Instances tab.
  2. Select the instance/s that you want to change then click Manage Discovered Servers.


The Managed Discovered Instances modal will be displayed. 

  1. Choose a device type.
    Information If you choose Network Device, select your SNMP credentials from the Set SNMP Credentials dropdown before proceeding to the next steps. 
  2. Select the templates that you want to apply to the instance.
  3. Choose an instance group.
  4. Click Done.