Device Discovery

Populate your CMDB fast with an extensive range of auto-discovery tools for physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures. Increase efficiency and maximize productivity by getting clear visibility into what you have while promoting transparency companywide.

Device Discovery
SNMP Network Discovery

Network SNMP Discovery

Device42 enables SNMP discovery for network devices and more. SNMP discovery provides comprehensive capabilities to identify and track physical and logical components, and their relationship interdependencies.

  • Switch/Router/Firewall inventory
  • IP to MAC address relationships
  • MAC address to switch port relationships
  • VLANs/Subnets
  • SNMP v1/v2c/v3 supported
  • Discover CDP/LLDP neighbors
  • Custom discovery scheduling

Load Balancer Discovery

Using SNMP, Device42 connects to your load balancer and does the following:

  1. Discovers basic inventory info such as hardware model, serial number, hostname, OS details, and more!
  2. Discovers virtual servers, pools and member nodes
  3. Maps the discovered member nodes with auto-discovered devices using other auto-discovery methods.
  4. Automatically creates detailed dependency maps for virtual servers.
Load Balancer Discovery
Hypervisors and Virtual Machine Discovery

Hypervisors and Virtual Machines Discovery

Device42 connects natively to the hypervisors listed below to automatically gather host and VM details. Device42 schedules the discoveries to keep the VM documentation up-to-date as VMs migrate between hosts. Supported platforms include:

  • VMware vCenter and/or ESXi
  • Citrix Xen
  • oVirt/Redhat
  • KVM/Xen/libvirt
  • OpenVZ
  • LXC
  • Docker (coming soon)
  • Cloudstack
  • Openstack

Cisco UCS Manager Auto-discovery

Device42 connects natively with Cisco UCS Manager to automatically populate chassis, blades, and service profile information. This enables powerful search within Device42 and automatic service profile to blade device correlations.

Cisco UCS Manager Auto-discovery
Cloud Discovery

Cloud Discovery

Discover your cloud instances and services with support for Amazon AWS, Windows Azure, Linode, DigitalOcean, Joyent, and more under development!


Agentless Auto-Discovery for Windows

No need to install agents on your Windows machines to keep your inventory information up-to-date!


Agentless Auto-Discovery for Linux

Similar to our Windows auto-discovery, you can also discover your unix and linux platforms like Solaris, AIX, Redhat, CentOS, Ubuntu, Suse Linux, BSD, and more!


Data collected includes:

  • Basic inventory information (hostname, serial number, hardware model, CPU/memory/hardisk details)
  • Operating System with version number and build information
  • IP and MAC addresses and relations between them (Automatically correlates to coresponding switch ports)
  • Installed software (including version number and installation date)
  • System services (running or stopped)
  • Listening ports for all the services and remote connections
  • Service-to-service IP, port maps, and application dependency maps
Auto-Discovery Utility

DNS Sync and Ping Sweep

Connect to any DNS servers with zone transfers and correlate IPs with your DNS records automatically. Also, you can use ping sweep to augment your network discovery to get IPs, MACs, reverse-DNS, and more.

Other SNMP and IPMI Auto-Discovery

Other SNMP and IPMI Auto-Discovery

SNMP discovery extends to blade systems like IBM, HP, Dell, Fujitsu, and Sun to get chassis and blade level data. Features also include storage machine inventory data collection, and support for console switches and other SNMP-based devices.

External Integrations and REST APIs

Using our out of box integrations with Puppet, Chef, Microsoft SCCM, Infoblox, Splunk, Servicenow and many more, you can bring in your data discovered by other systems. You can use REST APIs to customize what data you want to send to Device42.

REST APIs