The Beacon Device Scout scans your network to discover devices and collect comprehensive device information. It then sends the information to Beacon.
The Discover > Device Scout screen displays details of the Device Scout record. As scouts are created and deployed, you can view their details here, including the deployment state and registration date.
To customize the data you see, click the Columns button, select the data you wish to see and deselect the data you don't need to see. You can also filter, sort, and group the table as described in Using Tables.
NOTE: Normally, a site would need only one Device Scout. However, for a site with a large number of devices spread across different networks (e.g. geographically dispersed sites), it may be necessary to distribute Device Scouts across multiple servers.
The name given to the Device Scout.
The unique identifier for the Device Scout.
The unique Registration Code for the Device Scout.
The date and time the Device Scout was registered to the Beacon server.
The date and time the Device Scout last sent its health status to the server. By default, the Device Scout sends its status to the server once per day.
The current health status of the Device Scout. It can be one of the following:
The version of the Device Scout software installed on the machine.
Scout Rules Version
The SNMP rules version that the Device Scout uses to capture device information.
The Unique identifier for the site.
The network name of the machine on which the Device Scout is installed.
The machine’s domain name.
The machine’s IP address.
The operating system in use on the machine (e.g. Windows Server 2003 Standard Service Pack 2 – Build 3790).
The date and time that the Device Scout software was uninstalled on the machine.
Use the Create button to create a new Device Scout record.
- On the Discover > Device Scout screen, click the Create button to open the Create Device Scout dialog box.
- Enter a Device Scout Name and then click Save.
Use the Download button to download the Device Scout installation package.
- On the Discover > Device Scout screen, select a scout to download.
- Click the Download button to download the scout.
You can use the Email button to email the information required to install and run a Device Scout. Clicking this button opens your default email client with an automatically generated message. You can add whatever additional content you need to personalized the message.
Use the Configure button to configure a Device Scout. You can configure only one scout at a time. Please refer to the Device Scout Configuration document for more information.
Device Scout Registration Codes
The Device Scout requires a registration code, which is a unique code that associates the Device Scout with your account. This registration code is automatically generated when you create a Device Scout and is not reusable.