Adding Discoveries

Hyperview’s Discovery feature (generally referred to “discovery” in Hyperview documentation) auto-detects and registers device assets. This includes servers, routers, rack PDUs, and other ping-able devices that are connected to your network. In addition, discoveries populate metadata, such as manufacturer-created device images, and updates existing device records.

Adding a Data Collector

Once you have installed a Data Collector (note: refer to Planning and Setup), you will need to add it in Hyperview.

  1. Go to Discoveries → Data Collectors → Add Data Collector.
  2. Follow the instructions and click Save.

Once the Data Collector is added it will appear in the Data Collectors table.

Adding and configuring a discovery

  1. Go to Discoveries → Overview → Add.
  2. Enter details and click Create.

The new discovery will appear in the Overview table. Note that discoveries are set to monitor newly-discovered assets by default. To configure the discovery, click Details.


  • Use the Basic Settings tab to update discovery details.
  • Use the IP Address tab to enter device IP address to include or exclude for the discovery.
  • Use the Protocol Settings dropdown to toggle or update various protocol-specific settings.
  • Use the Schedules tab to set the discovery run frequency.

Running a discovery

  1. Go to Discoveries → Overview.
  2. Click Run Now for the intended discovery.


The discovery will start running. Once it has run, a discovery report will be generated. Additionally, the discovery’s Details page will show a brief status.

Viewing a discovery report

  1. Go to Discoveries → Overview.
  2. Click Details for the intended discovery.
  3. Click Discovery Report.