Product Id: 27377083
Description: HPE Universal Discovery - License - 1 OS instance - electronic
Mfr Part #: TF210AAE
HP Universal Discovery software helps your IT team map configurations and inventory hardware, network devices, clusters, applications, and middleware in traditional, virtualized, and cloud environments. By automating hardware and software discovery and dependency mapping of your services and applications and the hardware that supports them, Universal Discovery simplifies and accelerates failure impact analysis, reduces business downtime, improves visibility, and cuts operational expenses.
- Minimize the finger pointing within IT by creating a common view of the services that IT delivers and how the IT infrastructure supports these services
- Accelerate incident and problem resolution through automated change tracking
- Understand the potential impact of changes prior to executing them through predictive change impact analysis
- Automate discovery and inventory of network devices, printers, servers, and desktops in the environment
- Provide out-of-the-box normalized reports of detailed hardware configurations and software installations
- Gain visibility with accurate and complete inventory information, based on file system scans
- Enable software license optimization, chargeback, and compliance based on software utilization metrics
- Enable regular tracking of changing asset configurations
- Map IT to your business
HP Universal Discovery delivers key technology that offers end-to-end IT visibility through a completely agent, agentless and passive deployment. The discovery engine allows customers to easily gather detailed asset and configuration item (CI) information for specific servers and the applications running on them, as well as inventory and software utilization information.
- Breadth and depth of discovery
HP Universal Discovery provides the basis for understanding the services that IT delivers - from the physical layer of the data center all the way to the business process layer. Unlike network-oriented discovery products or asset inventory products, HP Universal Discovery explores assets and configuration items (CIs) from Layer 2 through Layer 7 of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, as well as deep-device and application-specific information. Importantly, it also explores and maps the relationships between these elements beyond the traditional uses and contains relationship types. It is object-oriented, allowing specific CIs and relationships to be discovered using a library of discovery patterns.
- Gain control with HP Universal Discovery
HP Universal Discovery enables your IT organization to better utilize your hardware and software assets. It helps you identify which hardware devices need to be upgraded. It assists in enforcing compliance by identifying all installations of software (authorized and unauthorized) and allows your organization to optimize software license expenses and avoid penalties for unauthorized use of software. It even identifies what applications are used most frequently to help you further optimize your software expenditures.
- Spiral methodology
Spiral discovery characterizes the HP approach to active discovery. Active discovery is performed by discovery patterns - essentially pieces of functionality that allow HP UD to gather a specific type of information. Each discovery pattern gathers only a small piece of the puzzle. By running multiple patterns, each building on the next, a rich model of the IT environment is created. This approach is highly efficient and can be easily tailored to meet the unique requirements of your IT environment.
- Hybrid discovery
In an effort to simplify administration, HP Universal Discovery uses a single UI and data repository to support both agent and agentless discovery of assets to provide detailed configuration information. A single data flow probes can now be configured to run an agent discovery, agentless discovery or a combination of both.
- Agent-based discovery
A key improvement within agent-based discovery is security communications and the ability of discovery probes to enable remote management. Additionally, part of simplifying the deployment and management of credentials, HP Universal Discovery now provides the shell protocol which allows agentless discovery patterns to be executed similar to using SSH/NTCMD on end points that have UD agents installed on them.
- Passive (real-time) discovery
HP Universal Discovery will integrate with Real User Monitoring (RUM), as a passive discovery probe, to continuously sense network traffic in real time allowing for the capture non-durable connections as well as durable connections. Passive discovery also introduces transaction/application scope discovery. This allows the administrator to capture a true picture of the actions or traffic associated with their infrastructure. Passive discovery will keep a user aware, at all-times, what is presently happening, while an active discovery only captures a scheduled snapshot.
- Zone-based discovery
The discovery management concept provides the capability to creating defined zone in the UI for a region of the infrastructure of organization. Customers can define data center X as a management zone when they need to either discover all Windows machines of data center X every week and using the same discovery parameters or discovery all J2EE-servers of data center X every day and using the same discovery parameters. Each management zone can have an individual parameter for schedule or discovery category, such as an application or mainframes, for an IP ranges. A retailer might set up each store as a separate management zone for example.
- Discovery troubleshooter
Gaining insight into the health of one or more discovery activities just got a lot easier, UD now provides a discovery troubleshooter that can be launched to assist in the troubleshooting activities. The troubleshooter can also troubleshoot missing nodes, node elements and running software by software identification rules. This approach allows administrators, from a user interface perspective, to know the health of their discovery jobs.
- Controlling discovery
IT organizations have complete control over the timing, frequency, scope, and downtime windows in the discovery process. For example, you can configure HP UD to perform a low-level network sweep once per month, discover routers and switches once per week, and discover web servers every six hours. Each discovery run can add new assets and CIs to the CMDB and make changes to existing CIs.