Discovery and Dependency Mapping Inventory - Essentials

( Duration: 3 Days )

The Discovery and Dependency Mapping Inventory - Essentials training course is part of the Discovery and Dependency Mapping Software (DDM) and provides delegates with the skills needed to effectively install, configure, troubleshoot and tailor HP DDM-I software. Delegates will gain in-depth knowledge of how DDM-I identifies infrastructure assets, provides inventory data from network core devices.

By attending Discovery and Dependency Mapping Inventory - Essentials workshop, Participants will learn to:

  • Understand the mechanics of how Discovery and Dependency Mapping Inventory software works
  • Successfully navigate the DDM-I web interface and client tools
  • Setup and configure DDM-I
  • Perform level I and II troubleshooting on Enterprise Discovery Configuration exceptions

  • Customers: Administrators, developers, web developers, and managers who are managing the DDM-I product
  • Channel Partners and HP C&I Personnel: Consultants, system architects, integrators and planners who help customers with DDM-I implementations
  • HP Engineers: HP personnel who provide pre-sales and post-sales support for DDM-I





Introduction to DDM-I

  • What is DDM-I?
  • Customer Challenges
  • Roles of a User
  • How DDM-I is Used


  • DDM-I Licensing Changes
  • Inventory using Agent-less Discovery
  • Inventory using Agent-based Inventory
  • Utilization
  • Aggregator

Installation and Server Configuration

  • Hardware Requirements
  • Installation
  • Accessing the Web Interface
  • System Settings
  • User Accounts
  • Help Interface

Detailed Discovery

  • Network Terminology
  • Discovery Process
  • Discovery Process Summary
  • Discovery Process Diagram
  • Discovery Process Flow

Preparation and Planning

  • Planning Guide Relating to Discovery
  • Preparation

Discovery Configuration

  • What are Configuration Profiles?
  • What are Device Groups?
  • Basic Configuration Profile
  • Network Configuration Profile
  • SNMP Configuration Profile
  • Discovery Configuration Steps
  • Device Group Priorities

Discovered Device Evaluation

  • Discovery Status
  • Device Status
  • Reports
  • Device Manager
  • Port Manager
  • Exceptions

Troubleshooting Discovered Devices

  • Why is a device not discovered?
  • Why does DDM-I have limited information on Network Core Devices?
  • Why is device not identified correctly?

Detailed Inventory Process

  • What are Agents?
  • What are Scanners?
  • Scanner Supported Platforms
  • DDMI Scanner Generator Enhancements
  • Discovery vs. Inventory Process
  • Inventory Process Summary
  • Inventory Process Diagram
  • Inventory Process Flow
  • Store and Forward Server
  • Scanner Scheduler

Detailed Inventory Configuration

  • Inventory Configuration Steps
  • Define Agent Deployment Account(s)
  • Agent Configuration Profile
  • Configure Scanner Profile
  • Configure Virtualization Profile
  • Configure Mobile Devices
  • Apply Profiles to Device Groups

Inventoried Device Evaluation

  • Discovery Status
  • Device Status
  • Reports
  • Device Manager
  • Scan Data Viewer
  • Exceptions

Troubleshooting Inventory/Utilization

  • Why is DDM-I unable to deploy an agent on a device?
  • Why is DDM-I unable to run a scanner on a device?
  • Why is DDM-I unable to collect software utilization information on a device

Scanner Generator

  • Scanner Generator Functionality
  • Scanner Executable
  • Scanner Generator Wizard
  • Software Identification Tags


  • Overview and Functionality
  • Windows Viewer versus Java Viewer

Analysis Workbench

  • Functionality
  • Tagging and Filtering
  • Queries

Application Recognition Process

  • Application Recognition Overview
  • Application Recognition Identification
  • Application Recognition Flow
  • File Signatures
  • Application Recognition Engine
  • Application Before and After Teaching

SAI Editor

  • SAI Editor Overview
  • SAI Editor Interface
  • SAI Editor Functionality

Teaching Applications

  • Pre and Post Scanning Method
  • MSI Installer Method
  • Rule-Based Method

XML Enricher Service

  • XML Enricher Service Overview
  • XML Enricher Service Directory Structure
  • XML Enricher Configuration File

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