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Configure the Insight Discovery service

On Windows-based systems, Insight Discovery can be used as an optional scheduled service that runs periodically, scans your network, and exchanges information with Insight Discovery Agents that may be running simultaneously in your network.

Configure the Insight Discovery service

  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 Service tab.

  4. Select Service Restart Interval - select the interval that will pass before the Insight Discovery service restarts. The default is 24 hours.

  5. If you have one or more Insight Discovery Agents running on your network, use the Optional Agent Settings to configure how they share information with the Insight Discovery service. For more information about Insight Discovery agents, see this page.

    1. Agent Scan Interval - the interval, in minutes, before the Insight Discovery service checks with Insight Discovery Agents for new data. When the interval is reached, the service will perform a self restart to release the allocated memory that can not release during the service process is running. It will not affect a running scan, the restart will only executed when there is a free time slot between the configured scan settings. When it is configured to 0 the function is disabled.

    2. Agent IP Range - Here you can define the IP Range(s) that will be checked for available Discovery-Agents. Like the IP-Range at the Common-Setting you can define multiple Ranges.

    3. Agent TCP Port - The TCP Port of the available Agents in the configured IP Range.

    4. Agent Timeout - the default timeout for each connection to a remote agent. The default period is 3 seconds.

    5. Trigger Agents to Scan - select to immediately trigger all available agents at the configured range to start a local scan.

    6. Agent File-Transfer List - Select to configure files that will be synchronised with all available agents at the configured range. For example you can transfer pattern files from discovery/pattern/myCustomPattern.pat to agent/pattern/myCustomPattern.pat. This will also work if you made changes to your "source" files. You also can synchronize Agent-Configurations (Agents.cfg), by copying an Agent.cfg file to your main Discovery folder and choose it for synchronising.

Enable the Insight Discovery service

To enable the Insight Discovery service using the setup utility:

  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 Service tab.

  4. Select Install Service.

You can also enable the Insight Discovery service using the command-line:

  1. As an administrator on your Windows or Linux system, open a command-line interpreter window.

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

Disable the Insight Discovery service

To disable the Insight Discovery service using the setup utility:

  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 Service tab.

  4. Select Uninstall Service.

You can also disable the Insight Discovery collector as a service using the command-line:

  1. As an administrator on your Windows or Linux system, open a command-line interpreter window.

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

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