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Management of Activity Jobs within * Discovery not possible

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Hi,

 

why is it not possible to manage Activity Jobs within either Infrastructure or Inventory Discovery Activities? I am missing any add/remove or update feature within the management zones.

 

Best Regards,

Marcus

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Hi Marcus, 

The concept of an Activity (which in contains Activity Jobs) is to group together jobs that are all there to achieve the same goal. For example, for the Infrastructure Activity, all of the Activity Jobs are there to discovery your network's infrastructure. 

 

For out-of-the-box activities (not custom activities) depending on the activity - it is possible to configure some of the settings, which may affect which Activity Jobs will be executed. For example, in the Infrastrcture Activity, if you do not select to "Resolve DNS Names" the DNS Resolver Activity Job will not be activated. Note, that not all option affect which Activity Jobs are activated - some of them affect the options for the activated ones. However, some jobs will always be activated and are an integral part of discoverying the network infrastructure, for example - some method of discovering IPs will always be activated as part of the Infrastructure Activity. 

 

In addition, some Activity Jobs will not be active if you do not select credentials for them when you create the activity. For example, (again) in Infrastructure Activity, if you do not select any SNMP credentials, the Host Connection by SNMP Activity Job will not be activated. 

 

You may create Customer Activities (Templates) of your own and there you can control which jobs to add. We recommend that you also join together jobs with a similar purpose, to ease and streamline the discovery management.

 

David

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Hi Marcus, 

The concept of an Activity (which in contains Activity Jobs) is to group together jobs that are all there to achieve the same goal. For example, for the Infrastructure Activity, all of the Activity Jobs are there to discovery your network's infrastructure. 

 

For out-of-the-box activities (not custom activities) depending on the activity - it is possible to configure some of the settings, which may affect which Activity Jobs will be executed. For example, in the Infrastrcture Activity, if you do not select to "Resolve DNS Names" the DNS Resolver Activity Job will not be activated. Note, that not all option affect which Activity Jobs are activated - some of them affect the options for the activated ones. However, some jobs will always be activated and are an integral part of discoverying the network infrastructure, for example - some method of discovering IPs will always be activated as part of the Infrastructure Activity. 

 

In addition, some Activity Jobs will not be active if you do not select credentials for them when you create the activity. For example, (again) in Infrastructure Activity, if you do not select any SNMP credentials, the Host Connection by SNMP Activity Job will not be activated. 

 

You may create Customer Activities (Templates) of your own and there you can control which jobs to add. We recommend that you also join together jobs with a similar purpose, to ease and streamline the discovery management.

 

David

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Hello Marcus,

 

If you want to create your own activities you will have to create templates. After adding a Management Zone you can right click on it, go to New Discovery Activity -> Templates and add your template. You will be able to add the jobs you want in there and after that create your activity.

 

The infrastructure and inventory activities are OOTB and can only customize some parameters like David said.

 

Best regards,

Andrei matei

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Hi all,

 

thanks for the explanation.

 

Regards,

Marcus

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