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1 Pre-Requisites for Scan

1.1 Credentials

Credentials are required to scan the Target Host and can be entered in the following methods.

Method 1: Through Virima

Step 1: Navigate to Credentials through Admin

Step 2: Click New Credentials and fill the credential information.

For more information, refer credentials

Note: The entered credentials are encrypted and stored in the Virima customer database.

Method 2: Credentials can be entered in the Discovery Application in two methods.

Method (I): Using the Discovery application GUI

Step 1: Right click Virima Discovery Application.

Step 2: Click Run as administrator.

Step 3: Click Start and wait until it shows Discovery agent is Running.

Step 4: Navigate to Add Credentials through Credentials as shown in the figure

Figure 1: Virima Discovery Agent

Step 5: Click Add Credentials.

It displays the screen as shown in the figure below.

Figure 2: Add a New Credential

Step 6: Fill the attributes and click Save.

Method II: Load the credentials from an excel file

Prerequisites:

  • To load the credentials through this method, credentials need to be filled in an excel file as shown in the figure below.

Figure 3 : Credential Format

  • Store the credential file at the location C:\Program Files\Virima Discovery Application\Config as Credentials.xls or Credentials.xlsx

Step 1: Right click the Virima Discovery Application.

Step 2: Click Run as administrator.

Step 3: Click Start and wait until it shows Discovery agent is Running.

Step 4: Navigate to Load Credentials through Credentials as shown in the figure below.

Figure 4: Load Credential

Note: The added/imported credentials are encrypted and stored on the machine where the Discovery Application installed.

1.2 Credential Types

There are 7 Types of Credentials in EM.

  1. SSH: This credential type is provided for SSH Probes (mainly Unix Hosts and ESXi Hosts). User have to fill - Username, Password and Priority.
  2. SH Private Key: This credential type is provided for SSH Probes (for Hosts with a PRIVATE KEY). User have to fill Priority and Private Key.
  3. WINDOWS: This credential type is used for application dependency Discovery in windows hosts. User have to fill- Username, Password and Priority.
  4. Windows AD: This credential type is used to scan domain networks. It is recommended to provide domain controller credentials.
  5. SNMP: This credential type is used to scan SNMP device, User have to fill Priority, Community String of the network device as the password.
  6. VMware: This credential type is used to scan Vcenter's through API's. User have to fill Username, Password and Priority.
  7. EMC_VNX: This credential type is used to scan EMC storage server.

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discovery/pre-requisites_for_scan.txt · Last modified: 2021/05/24 09:31 by jayashree