software license management

Oracle LMS

Dear JDisc users, when you are using Oracle database installations, then you are definitely aware of the licensing issues. Oracle’s licensing is pretty complex and complicated. When your company is large enough, then Oracle might announce an Oracle software audit. Companies who have gone through that know, that this is not a fun task. Oracle…

Discovery using a Jumphost

Dear JDisc friends, in many cases, firewalls are protecting specific areas of your network. Administrators often use so called jumphosts in order to access devices behind the firewall. They connect first to the jumphost and then use the jumphost to connect to the servers behind the firewall. JDisc Discovery lets you configure a jumphost to scan…

The actual scope for a network inventory scan

Network Ping Improvements

Dear JDisc friends, we got some complaints about the speed of the ping sweep in the past. Especially when pinging large networks which are only sparsely populated. But first some background on the current implementation. We are using Windows API calls for the ping. The API call accepts up to 64 IP addresses to ping…

ISCSI Discovery

Dear JDisc friends, we are constantly improving the discovery. Right now, one of our focus areas is to improve the discovery in the storage area. As a first new feature in this focus area, we scan the ISCSI initiators, targets and sessions. That provides detailed information about which servers uses what ISCSI target on what…