6.1 Discovering Network Devices

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:

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.