The process of finding resources within an enterprise, including finding the new location of monitored resources that were moved. In IBM Tivoli Storage Area Network Manager, the process detects logical and physical storage resources in the storage environment, and their interconnections (also called topology). IBM Tivoli Storage Area Network Manager also collects attributes of storage resources, such as vital product data, and capacity and utilization measurements. Discovery includes the detection of changes in network topology, such as new and deleted nodes or new and deleted interfaces. See also discovery interval.
The process of discovering which devices are located on your network and determining from those devices an accurate picture of how the devices interconnect with one another and the server(s), ultimately building a map referred to as the network topology.