Product Id: 27377083
Description: HPE Universal Discovery - License - 1 OS instance - electronic
Mfr Part #: TF210AAE
HP Universal Discovery (UD) software combines the automation of inventory discovery and dependency mapping. Universal Discovery assists with incident, problem and change management, as well as asset management, business service management and transformation projects. It delivers key technology that offers end-to-end IT visibility through a combination of agent, agentless and passive deployment. The discovery engine allows customers to easily gather detailed asset and configuration item information for specific servers and the applications running on them, as well as inventory and software utilization information. 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. HP UD also supports integration with other IT solutions to leverage deep configuration information around specific IT domains. Domains such as storage, server, or network environments can be extended through integration with different solutions.
- 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
- 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 user interface and data repository to support both agent and agentless discovery of assets to provide detailed configuration information. A single data flow probes can be configured to run an agent discovery, agentless discovery or a combination of both.
- Passive discovery
HP Universal Discovery integrates 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 keeps a user aware, at all-times, what is presently happening, while an active discovery only captures a scheduled snapshot.
- Asset management
With out-of-the-box integrations with other products HP Universal Discovery provides a central source of hardware and software inventory data, to help reduce the complexity of IT environments and help optimize the investment in management software. The device discovery capability of UD automates the discovery, classification, and documentation of every network-connected device, including workstations, laptops, mobile devices, servers, routers, hubs, switches, printers, IP phones, and firewalls. In-depth inventory and usage information is collected via agents from a large range of platforms. HP UD provides an accurate picture of your IT environment through reliable discovery and inventory techniques. It helps you solve key challenges around cost reduction, security, and compliance.
- Discovery troubleshooter
Gaining insight into the health of one or more discovery activities just got a lot easier, UD 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. This approach allows administrators, from a user interface perspective, to know the health of their discovery jobs.
- Using discovered data
HP Universal Discovery gives you the power to accurately discover what exists in your IT environment and map how it relates to other IT elements that support your business-critical services. This information is then stored in the HP Universal CMDB and made available to other solutions in your IT environment, allowing everyone in IT can use the same service context.