I am working for a customer who uses BMC Discovery to discover the whole IT infrastructure. This also involves the discovery of Windows based client systems, like notebooks and desktops. The IP address of those windows clients often changes during a day, for example when clients are connecting through VPN.
Very often we can see "skipped" discoveries for IP endpoint belonging to clients. The reason for this is the "Scan Optimization Timeout.
Currently we have to set the scan optimization timeout to 1 day to enable successful client discovery. Unfortunately such a low value makes this function kind of worthless.
I'd like to be able to force a scan of an IP address without regard to the scan optimization timeout. This enables us to force the scan of IP addresses related to Windows client while we could still use a scan optimization timeout of 7 days for other endpoints.