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We suddenly had a ton of pingable devices be discovered, how can we find where they came from?

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Article ID: 199405

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

Issue/Introduction

We suddenly had a ton of pingable devices be discovered, how can we find where they came from and prevent it from happening again?

Cause

These devices were discovered due to the Quick Discovery option being used instead of a manually created discover profile.

Environment

Release : 3.7

Component : IM Reporting / Admin / Configuration

Resolution

As the Quick Discovery option generates a fresh discover profile that does not adhere to the Template Discover Profile if you had one set, the way to get this to not happen is a process change.  You need to omit using the Quick Discovery capability and generate a new discover profile, this profile will allow you to not discover pingables.