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Configure pattern setttings in Insight Discovery

Before you can scan your local system using Insight Discovery, you must configure your settings. The Pattern settings tab allows you to manage which pattern groups and patterns will be applied when Insight Discovery is executed.

For more information about pattern groups and patterns, see this page.

  1. Navigate to your Insight Discovery directory and type discovery.exe -s in your terminal or command-line interpreter.

  2. Enter your password. If this is the first time you have used Insight Discovery you will be asked to enter and confirm a new password. This password must contain at least 8 characters including at least one uppercase, one lowercase, one numeric and one non-alphanumeric (symbol) character.

  3. Select the Pattern tab.

  4. Configure settings in the Pattern tab.

Use the pattern settings to choose which patterns the Insight Discovery tool will look for. Individual patterns are grouped together into pattern groups.

To select all patterns across all pattern groups

  1. Select All in Pattern-Group.

  2. Select Apply all for selected Pattern-Group.

To use a default selection of patterns across all pattern groups

  1. Select All in Pattern-Group.

  2. Select Apply defaults for selected Pattern-Group.

To use a default selection of patterns for a particular pattern group

  1. Select a particular Pattern-Group. The available pattern groups are:

    1. All - all available pattern-groups.

    2. Windows - patterns specific to Microsoft Windows devices.

    3. Linux - patterns specific to Linux and similar distributions.

    4. MacOS - patterns specific to MacOS.

    5. SNMP - patterns specific to Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) devices.

    6. ESXi - patterns from VMware ESXi, an enterprise-class, type-1 hypervisor.

    7. IBM - patterns from IBM.

    8. Solaris - patterns from Solaris.

    9. Custom - custom patterns. This pattern-group is empty by default.

  2. Select which patterns to enable or disable:

    1. Apply defaults for selected Pattern-Group

    2. Apply all for selected Pattern-Group

    3. Disable selected Pattern-Group

To apply only individual patterns

  1. Select All in Pattern-Group.

  2. Select Disable selected Pattern-Group.

  3. Select a particular Pattern-Group.

  4. For each pattern-group, select which individual patterns to enable.

Last modified on Oct 10, 2021
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