Showing differences for devices

Showing Differences for Devices

Dear JDisc users, our Device History Add-On highlights changes on devices which occur over time. This very useful feature to track changes was only applicable on a device level. Up to now, it was not possible to list all devices where a change occurred in the operating system information or any other device information. We…

SSH Remote Identifier Information

SSH Remote Identification

Dear JDisc friends, when JDisc Discovery connects via secure shell (SSH) to a device then the device’s SSH agent returns its remote identification string – even if the access credentials do not match. The remote identification string usually contains the vendor or the SSH service on the device and its version. In the past, JDisc…

JDisc Discovery in 64 bit

JDisc Discovery 4.0 uses 64 Bit!

Dear JDisc friends, we are happy to announce our first 64 bit JDisc Discovery product. With version 4.0, JDisc Discovery can utilize more memory than before. This enables more concurrent device discoveries and thus speeds up the discovery process. The second major features is a new and simplified installation procedure. Installing and updating JDisc Discovery…

New Default Accounts for Windows

Dear JDisc friends, today, I would like to cover a topic which has been causing questions and problems for quite a while. Today, we are talking about how to configure Windows accounts in order to scan Windows servers and clients. JDisc Discovery always tries to minimize login attempts with username/password pairs. Otherwise intrusion detection systems…

Offline VMs and Display Sizes

Dear JDisc friends, we have added some more nice features during the last couple of weeks. Besides adding new devices, we have implemented the discovery of virtual machines which are currently offline. This feature is implemented for VMware and Citrix XenServer first. Over time, we will add this feature for the remaining virtualization technologies. We…

Virtual Datacenters

Dear JDisc friends, besides adding new devices, we are always working on larger enhancements and changes. This time we are working on virtualization. So far, JDisc Discovery was able to identify a variety of different virtualization technologies. It was detecting the virtual machines running on physical servers and in many cases their clustering. We started…

Devices not responding to Ping

Dear JDisc friends, in the past, we encountered the situation at some customers where devices did not respond to ping (e.g. devices within a DMZ). Devices that do not respond to ping have not been easy to deal with in JDisc Discovery. They have been invisible for most discovery scans. Only a manual scan helped…