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Network Inventory - Video Tutorials


With our video tutorials, you can learn about every aspect of JDisc Discovery - starting from basic topics such as Installation and Getting Started to highly specialized topics such as Active Directory Integration.

Network Inventory Tutorials All our trainings
Help to get you up-to-speed quickly
Offer concise explanations for different aspects of JDisc Discovery
Are no longer than 10 minutes each
Are annotated and easy to understand

 

Table of Contents

Track 1: Getting Started

The Getting Started track explains how to install the software, how to run your first discovery and how to use the JDisc reporting system.

Track 2: Discovery Scenarios

This track explains how to discover different types of devices (such as Microsoft Windows computers, SNMP devices, or Unix computers).

Track 3: Reporting

This track explains how to use the JDisc reporting system, how to create your own custom reports, and how to export reports to Microsoft Excel or CSV (comma separated values) files - either manually or scheduled.

Track 4: Device Grouping

This track explains how to use the JDisc Discovery grouping system in order to to depict your company's geographical or organizational structure.

Track 5: Custom Attributes

This track explains how to define your own attributes and use them within custom reports.

Track 6: Document Management

This track explains how to import documents such as support contracts, user manuals, or license agreements into the JDisc database and how to assign them to individual devices.

Track 7: The Device History Add-On

The Device History Add-On lets you take snapshots of your devices at any time and review historic snapshot information!

Track 8: The Networking Add-On

The Networking Add-On track explains how to configure network topology resolution and how to collect configuration files from Cisco and HP ProCurve devices!

Track 9: Troubleshooting and Support

This section explains how to create create information for JDisc's support engineers when something goes wrong.

 


Track 1: Getting Started

This tracks explains the first steps with using JDisc Discovery starting with the installation, a first discovery, and reviewing the discovered data.

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Installation

This video explains how to install JDisc Discovery on your computer.

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First Discovery

Start your first discovery within minutes!

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Review First Results

Review your first discovery results and learn why access credentials are important for a good discovery result.

 


Track 2: Discovery Scenarios

In a secure environment, devices do not expose their software and hardware details without valid access credentials. This set of videos explains how to configure JDisc Discovery in order to get the best results from your devices.

JDisc Discovery requires administrative access to Windows computers in order to obtain the full device details. There are three ways to configure access credentials:

  1. Define access credentials for Active Directory organizational units
  2. Define access credentials for Windows domains or workgroups
  3. Define access credentials for a single device
The following three videos explain how to configure access credentials.Our last video within this section explains how to properly scan Unix computers.
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Configure Microsoft Active Directory Access

This video explains how to setup Microsoft Active Directory access and how to configure administrative access credentials for devices within organizational units.

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Configure Windows Domain and Workgroup Accounts

This video explains how to setup administrative accounts for Windows domains and workgroups.

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Discover Windows Computers

This video explains how to discover Windows computers correctly and how to define access credentials in order to identify Windows computers within the network.

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Discover Unix Computers

This video explains how to discover Unix computers correctly and how to define access credentials and protocol settings in order to identify Unix computers.

 


Track 3: Reporting

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Device Details

This video explains the device details dialog. The device details dialog displays all information that has been collected for a particular device.

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Scheduled Report Export

This video explains how to export reports automatically on a scheduled basis.

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Manage Scheduled Report Export Jobs

This video explains how to manage scheduled report export jobs and storage locations.

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Custom Reports

This video demonstrates how to define your own custom reports and how to define restrictions on selected attributes.
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WMI/WBEM Browser

This video explains how to user the WMI/WBEM browser in order to view live WMI or WBEM data.

 


Track 4: Device Grouping

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Group Definition

This video explains how to define groups, how devices are assigned to groups and how groups are used within JDisc Discovery reports.

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User Accounts and Groups

This video explains how to define access credentials at a finer granularity with the help of JDisc Discovery groups.

 


Track 5: Custom Attributes

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Custom Attributes

This video explains how to define your own custom attributes, how to edit custom attributes, and how to use them in custom reports.

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File and Command Output Collection

This video explains how to collect the content of ASCII files (e.g. configuration files) and the output of system commands.

This is extremely useful in order to collect additional information which is not yet gathered by JDisc Discovery by default.

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Collecting Values from the Windows Registry

This video explains how to populate custom attribute values by reading a device's registry information.

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Collecting Values by executing binaries or system commands

This video explains how you can easily execute binaries, scripts or system commands on devices in order to to collect additional information.

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Import Custom Attributes

This video explains how to import custom attributes from a CSV file.

 


Track 6: Document Management

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Manage Documents

This video explains how to import documents such as support contracts, user manuals, or license agreements into JDisc's database. Furthermore it explains how to assign them to individual devices and how to integrate documents into JDisc reports.

 


Track 7: Device History Add-On

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Manually create Snapshots

This video explains how to manually create device snapshots.

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Create Scheduled Snapshots

This video explains how to schedule automatic device snapshots.

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Review Snapshot Information

This video explains how to review snapshot information.

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Display differences between two Snapshots

This video explains how to view the differences between two snapshots.

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Manage Snasphot Information

This video explains how to remove individual snapshots from the database.

 


Track 8: Networking Add-On

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Configure Network Topology

This video explains how to configure network topology resolution.

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Review Network Topology

This video explains how to review network topology and how to create network maps.

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Configuration File Collection for Cisco and HP ProCurve devices

This video explains how to collect configuration files from Cisco and HP ProCurve devices.

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WLAN Discovery

This video explains how to retrieve WLAN information

 

 


 

Track 9: Troubleshooting

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Product Support ZIP

This video explains how to create a product support ZIP file. A product support ZIP is always the choice when the product is not working as expected in general and if this issues are not related to a particular device.

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Device Support ZIP

This video explains how to create a support ZIP file when having problems with one or more devices. A device support ZIP file contains alls information that our support engineers need to find out why the product is not getting the expected information.