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Discovery of PXE booted Citrix VMs using UD Agent


We have Citrix XenServers and Citrix XenCenter. 

Currently UD Agent is installed on XenServer to discovery inventory information.

We need PXE booted Citrix VMs  of Windows OS (hosted on Citrix XenServer) to be discovered using UD Agent.

  1. Is there any best practice to install the UD Agent on master target device (vDisk) ?
  2. When vDisk with installed UD Agent is used for booting, let's say, 4 such Citrix VMs of Windows OS. will it create 4 different Windows CIs?
  3. When these VMs are shut down and rebooted from vDisk, will it creates 4 new Windows CIs or does it reconcile properly with existing Windows CIs ?

Appreciate help on above queries. 


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There is not a best practices for that kind of deploy let me suggest you our documentation link

https://docs.microfocus.com/itom/Universal_CMDB:2020.05/DscvryAgt  to know how to install the agent in different ways.

The PXE used to be PROM some time before, so the agent just scan the information that you defined so if your PXE has a windows and is part of the scan it will be discover basically the agent will discover all the information that have defined on the scan configuration files so you can specify which vdisk you want to scan, then every time that you run the scan and it is send to the probe to process the results when the server get them would be reconciliated always.


Let me know any question





Alan Alberto Rojas
uCMDB Engineer
allan-alberto.rojas.vargas @microfocus.com

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