TCP Port Scan Auto-discovery
TCP Port Scan auto-discovery was added in v14.7.0 to speed up auto-discovery. It can provide quite a noticeable speed-up to larger discovery jobs.
By pre-scanning the specified range of IP Addresses, Device42 can determine what machines exist, have what ports open, if they are running *NIX or Windows, and most importantly, if they don’t exist. When the scan is complete, Device42 will utilize the resultant TCP Scan data to either create or update an Auto-Discovery job for the qualifying IPs.
Using TCP Port Scan to create new auto-discovery jobs
The result of a TCP Port Scan is itself new auto-discovery jobs.
While creating a new TCP Port Scan, you may provide the servers range in any supported format and specify which remote collector you want to run the scan on. In addition, you may provide all the settings you want the *nix or Windows auto-discovery job to be created with. This will create the appropriate auto-discovery job for you with the provided naming template and specified settings, and will continue to maintain the list of servers based on the results of each TCP port scan run.
TCP Port scans can be scheduled, similarly to all other auto-discovery jobs. NOTE: Setting the schedule on a TCP Port Scan job schedules the TCP Port Scan Job ITSELF, NOT the auto-discovery jobs that are created as a result of that TCP Port Scan!