Command Center initiates the discovery process when you add the devices to the map. Command Center discovers devices based on the user credentials and/or the host names and IP addresses that you provide when adding a map or device.
After you initiate the discovery process, the device goes through a series of steps. Each step and its status in the discovery process are visible in Command Center. To view the discovery status, see Viewing the Discovery Status of Devices.
The Command Center discovery process involves the following steps:
Note: If the discovery process fails, the failed step is marked as FAILED. Any subsequent steps are marked as N/A.
Upon successful discovery, the devices appear on the corresponding maps as icons with their IP addresses or device names. If the server is unable to successfully discover the devices, it marks the devices as inaccessible, generates an event, and groups the devices under the Inaccessible Systems node.