When to use the Device Scout Discovery Utility

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    When should you use the Device Scout Discovery Utility versus configuration in Beacon?


    The Device Scout Discovery Utility is a good way to test your device scout configuration as it does not push through to Beacon, whereas configuration in Beacon is pushed through to your scouts each time they check in.


    Things you may want to test using this utility:


    • Scanning a new IP range
    • New device types
    • Investigating a specific device
    • Firewall and/or network changes to ensure you are not blocking SNMP traffic


    For more information on using the utility, see Discover Printers . Please see Jeff's response to Device discovery question for more information on pushing the Beacon configurations through to the utility quickly.