1.4 LDAP Discovery Technology

For LDAP discoveries, the ZENworks discovery engine issues an LDAP request to the LDAP server. The LDAP request contains the LDAP server name, LDAP port, credentials, the context or group to search, and whether or not to recursively search subcontainers or subgroups.

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. If the request specifies a recursive search, the context is searched for well-known container objects. For each container object found, a new LDAP request is created for the container object and appended to the search context of the current request.

LDAP discovery tasks require the following information: