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BMC Discovery - Administration

( Duration: 5 Days )

The BMC Discovery - Administration training course provides information on the key concepts and core functionality of BMC Discovery. The course covers new features and improvements made to BMC Discovery. Attendees will receive all important information on architecture, functionalities, utilities, configurations, and troubleshooting tips for optimal deployment.

By attending BMC Discovery - Administration workshop, attendees will learn to:

  • Identify the need for BMC Discovery
  • Describe the working of BMC Discovery
  • Describe the compliance support of BMC Discovery
  • Review the layout and utilities in the user interface
  • Access available dashboards and configure dashboards
  • Set up users and configure User Interface security
  • Describe a taxonomy and view standard patterns from the UI
  • Run a basic discovery scan and interpret the results
  • Explain different Discovery access types
  • Configure credentials for scans in BMC Discovery
  • Describe storage discovery in BMC Discovery
  • Describe patterns
  • Explain the concept of first scan, second scan, and optimization in a discovery run
  • Monitor discovery runs
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot discovery issues
  • Execute basic and advanced query language queries
  • Use search clauses in creating search queries
  • Run reports and view dependencies using visualizations
  • Create manual groups and working sets of hosts
  • Describe clustering and cluster management in BMC Discovery
  • Examine and modify an appliance baseline

  • Basic Knowledge of BMC Discovery

Administrators

COURSE AGENDA

1

BMC Discovery Overview

  • BMC Discovery Concepts
  • UI Overview
2

User Administration and System Security

  • User Management
  • LDAP Integration
  • Security Policy
  • CyberArk
  • General Security Concepts at the CLI
3

Scanning Basics

  • Basic Discovery Essentials
4

Discovery Credentials

  • The Credential Vault
  • BMC Discovery Credentials
  • Windows Credentials
  • Device Credentials
  • vSphere and vCenter Credentials
  • Credential Filtering and Ordering
  • Testing Credentials
5

Taxonomy and Data Model

  • Taxonomy Basics
  • Understanding Data Models
  • Viewing the Taxonomy
6

Discovery Overview

  • Basic Philosophy
  • First Scan Details
  • Second Scan Details
  • Optimization Details
  • Bringing it All Together
7

Discovery Scripts

  • Platforms
  • UNIX Discovery Scripts
  • Windows Discovery Scripts
  • SNMP Discovery Scripts
  • VMware ESX Discovery Scripts
8

Storage Discovery

  • Storage Discovery
  • Viewing Storage Discovery Results
9

Load Balancer Discovery

10

Discovery Investigation and Troubleshooting

  • Investigating and Troubleshooting per Discovery Run
  • Investigating and Troubleshooting per Discovery Access
  • Mapping Discovery Access Page to Platform Page
  • Investigating and Troubleshooting per Host Node
  • Investigating and Troubleshooting from the Discovery Dashboard
  • Discovery Conditions
  • Discovery Reports
11

Patterns Overview

  • Pattern Basics
  • Data Models and Pattern Configuration
12

Visualizations

  • Displaying Visualizations
  • Introduction to Application Mapping with Visualizations
13

Cloud Discovery

  • Introduction to Cloud Discovery
  • Performing Cloud Discovery
  • Viewing Cloud Data
14

Dashboards Overview

  • Dashboard Basics
  • Channels Overview
  • Adding Channels
  • Working with Dashboards
  • Dashboards in the CLI
15

Query Builder

  • Types of Searches
  • Query Builder Basics
  • Query Builder Layout
  • Building a Query
  • Custom Reports
16

Query Language Overview

  • Formulating Queries
  • The SEARCH and WHERE Clauses
  • The SHOW Clause
  • Matches in Regular Expressions
  • Advanced Query Language
17

BMC CMDB Synchronization

  • CMDB Synchronization Overview
  • Configuring the CMDB Connection
  • CMDB Filters
  • Configuring CMDB Synchronization
  • Multitenancy
  • CMDB Synchronization in a Cluster
  • Viewing CIs in the CMDB
18

Appliance Baseline

  • Introduction to Appliance Baseline
  • Viewing Baseline Differences
  • Updating and Configuring Baselines
19

Appliance Security

  • Appliance Security
  • Appliance Hardening and Firewall
20

Clustering

  • Overview of Clustering
  • Configuring a Cluster
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Managing Machine Failures in a Cluster
21

Consolidation

  • Introduction to Consolidation
  • Consolidation Details
22

Appliance Backup and Restore

  • Introduction to Appliance Backups
  • Creating Backups from the UI
  • Restoring the Appliance from a Backup
23

Using BMC Discovery CLI

  • CLI Overview
  • File System Details
  • Discovery Services Syntax
  • Command Line Utilities: Overview
  • BMC Discovery Scheduling Tasks
24

Appliance Support and Upgrade

  • Appliance Configuration Page
  • BMC Discovery Logs
  • BMC Discovery Upgrade
25

Introduction to Using REST API in Discovery

  • Introduction to Discovery REST API
  • Introduction to Interacting with Discovery REST API

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