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Manually creating and modifying Network Discovery tasks

Client Management Suite for Mac

You can manually create and modify tasks from the Task Management Portal. This option lets you configure advanced options and schedules.

When you create tasks manually, you can discover a network or an individual device.

This task is a step in the process for discovering Mac computers.

See Discovering Mac computers

To manually create a task to discover a network

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Discovery and Inventory > Network Discovery.

  2. On the Network Discovery Home page, in the Network Discovery Task Management Web part, on the Available Tasks tab, click New.

  3. In the Create Discovery Task dialog box, specify the settings of the discovery task and click OK.

    Connection profiles specify the protocols that you want to use for discovery. You can use an existing profile or create a new profile .

    To configure the maximum number of devices to discover concurrently, click Advanced.

  4. On the Network Discovery Home page, in the Network Discovery Task Management Web part, on the Available Tasks tab, click the task, and then click Schedule to schedule it.

To manually create a task to discover a single device

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Jobs and Tasks.

  2. In the left pane, expand the appropriate folder, right-click it and then click New > Task.

  3. In the Create New Task dialog box, in the left pane, under Discovery and Inventory, click Discover Device.

  4. In the right pane, give the task a unique and a descriptive name, select the connection profile, and then click OK.

    Connection profiles specify the protocols that you want to use for discovery. You can use an existing profile or create a new profile.

    See Creating connection profiles with Network Discovery

  5. In the task window that opens, click New Schedule.

  6. In the New Schedule dialog box, specify the schedule of the task and the device that you want to discover by entering the IP address or name, and then click Schedule.

To modify Network Discovery tasks

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Discovery and Inventory > Network Discovery.

  2. On the Network Discovery Home page, in the Network Discovery Task Management Web part, on the Available Tasks tab, click the task, and then on the toolbar click Edit.

To stop Network Discovery tasks

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Discovery and Inventory > Network Discovery.

  2. On the Network Discovery Home page, in the Network Discovery Task Management Web part, on the Task Runs tab, click the task, and then on the toolbar click Stop.