3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 13, 2020 4:28 PM by Lisa Keeler

    BMC Discovery : Wanted to know  the meaning/difference of Discovered process,package,Service and Package

    ABHAY BHAGAT
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      Want to know the meaning/difference of Discovered process,package,Service and Package

        • 1. Re: BMC Discovery : Wanted to know  the meaning/difference of Discovered process,package,Service and Package
          Lisa Keeler

          Discovered Processes --- the processes that are running at the time that a Server is discovered.

                                                   On a unix/linux server, you can see the running processes using the "ps" command, such as ps -ef  or  ps -aux  (2 popular options)

                                                    Windows also has processes, which you see in the Task Manager

           

          Discovered Packages -- the packages that have been applied on the Host.

                                                 Packages are used to install software.

                                                  To see the packages on a unix/linux server, use a command like this:  rpm -qa

                                                   rpm stands for Remote Package Manager

                                                  Windows also has packages, and I don't know how to find them.  Googling tells me there is a Get-Packages cmdlet for PowerShell

           

          Discovered Services -- Services that are running at the time that a Server is discovered.

                                               You can see Windows Services when you run the Services app / tool

                                               Unix/linux also has services (such as the "tideway" services, the httpd service, the network service, etc). 

                                               To list the unix/linux services:  chkconfig --list

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          • 2. Re: BMC Discovery : Wanted to know  the meaning/difference of Discovered process,package,Service and Package
            ABHAY BHAGAT

            Dear

             

            Thanks for your reply ,

             

            i hac=ve pasted a screenshot on below link

             

            BMC Discovery : Want to know how to get hostname for Discovered process,package,Service and Package

             

            I could see Package and Discovered Package as two difference things hence wanted to know the difference b/w them .

            • 3. Re: BMC Discovery : Wanted to know  the meaning/difference of Discovered process,package,Service and Package
              Lisa Keeler

              If you look at "Packages" and "DiscoveredPackages", you will see that the "Packages" is a list of all the packages discovered so far across all of Discovery.

               

              And, each "DiscoveredPackage" points to a list of packages that were found for a specific DiscoveryAccess node ... a DA node which is related to a host.

               

              Like this:

               

              List of DiscoveredPackages is below ... none of these represents a specific package:

               

              Click on the first DiscoveredPackage, and you see that it contains a list of packages specific to a single DiscoveryAccess node.

               

               

               

              But, the Package list is simple .. just a list of all the packages across the system:

               

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