Inventory Discovery using discovery profile vs change detection

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Article ID: 142722

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CA Infrastructure Management CA Performance Management - Usage and Administration DX NetOps

Issue/Introduction

Differences between discovery using a Discovery Profile and Metric Family change detection cycle.

Environment

Release : 3.7

Component : IM Reporting / Admin / Configuration

Resolution

Change detection updates the metric families on existing devices.

Inventory discovery discovers new devices and updates the existing device attributes such as sysDescr, device type, etc.

Additional Information

Further documentation:

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/performance-management/3-7/discovery.html

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/performance-management/3-7/device-reconfiguration.html

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/performance-management/3-7/building/discovery/rediscovery.html