If you want a ZENworks Server to automatically deploy the ZENworks Adaptive Agent to devices, you must first add the devices to your Management Zone. To do this, you have two options: 1) you can use the ZENworks discovery technology to search for devices on your network and display them in ZENworks Control Center or 2) you can import them from a comma-separated values (CSV) file.
This section explains how to use the discovery technology. If you want to know more about importing devices from a CSV file, see Section 6.2, Importing Devices.
There are two types of discoveries you can perform:
IP discovery: Lets you specify an IP address range. By default, it uses seven discovery technologies (WMI, WinAPI, MAC Address, ZENworks, SNMP, SSH, and NMAP). Each discovery technology returns varying levels of information (OS version, DNS name, and so forth) about the discovered device.
LDAP discovery: Lets you specify an LDAP directory context to search for all device-type objects (workstations, servers, and so forth). Device objects that are found are queried for well-known attributes (dnsHostName, OperatingSystem, wmNameDNS, wmNameOS, and so forth) to attempt to determine the OS version and DNS name of the device.
To perform either of the discoveries, you must create a discovery task. The discovery task lets you identify the source (IP address range or LDAP directory) that you want to search, specify the credentials required to retrieve information from discovered devices, schedule the date and time you want to start the discovery, and select the ZENworks Server you want to perform the discovery. For more information on how to create the discovery tasks, see the ZENworks 10 Discovery, Deployment, and Retirement Reference.