Overview

Lanamark Explorer supports discovery of target systems using the following methods:

  • Active Directory and Microsoft Windows Domains
  • Hostnames or IPs (including CSV file import)
  • IP range or subnet

Microsoft Windows

For Microsoft Windows environments, it is recommended that Discover Active Directory option be used for discovering target systems. Legacy Microsoft Windows environments can be discovered via Discover Domains method.

Active Directory

  1. To discover target systems via Active Directory, specify the Active Directory domain, username and password. Then click Connect to select organizational units (OUs) in scope for discovery. 
  2. If the specified credentials can be used for target systems in this domain, then select Use this credential for Windows machines in this domain in the bottom left corner. These credentials will be automatically added to the Credential Manager.
  3. Once applicable OUs are selected in the Active Directory tree on the right side, click Discover in the bottom right corner of the dialog.

Domains

For legacy Microsoft Windows environments or if access to Active Directory is not available, target systems can be discovered by specifying one or more domain (NetBIOS) names. Usernames and passwords are not required. They should be applied to Microsoft Windows systems in each respective domain afterwards.

List of Machines

If a list of hostnames or IP addresses is available for target systems, it can be specified via Discover Individual Machines. Usernames and passwords are not required on this step but should be specified for machines using individual credentials so that they can be automatically applied.

CSV File Import

A CSV file can be imported via the Discover Individual Machines dialog. The format for this file should be as follows:

Subnet

A subnet containing target systems can be discovered via Discover IP Subnet option. Click Discover in the bottom right corner after specifying the IP address and the corresponding IP mask:

Subnet discovery is limited to class C subnets (maximum of 254 addresses). Multiple subnet discoveries can be executed in parallel.

IP Range

To discover target systems via an IP range, click on the Discover IP Range discovery option and specify the starting and the ending IP address in the same class C subnet. Then click Discover in the bottom right corner:

IP range discovery will run as a background task. If any target systems are discovered in the specified IP range, they will appear under the Not Inventoried tab in the Lanamark Explorer.
IP range discovery is limited to class C subnets (maximum of 254 addresses). Multiple IP range discoveries can be executed in parallel.

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