Auto-Discovery of IT Assets

The Auto-Discovery function fills your SmartCMDB fully automatically and identifies and documents your IT assets. The integrated monitoring system continuously records status information and changes to IT assets. All objects, their properties and status are therefore always up-to-date and centrally available in the CMDB.

Auto-Discovery - Normalisierung der Daten

Normalization of Infrastructure Data

The SmartCMDB normalizes or standardizes all infrastructure data that is scanned and captured by Auto-Discovery. Thus, data and information of a heterogeneous IT infrastructure data can be compared and evaluated immediately.

Clear Mapping of IT Assets

The Mapping functionality ensures the unambiguous assignment of data and status information. This makes it possible to connect any source quickly and flexibly.

Eindeutiges Mapping von IT-Assets in der CMDB

Import Connectors

The SmartCMDB has a large number of different Import Connectors. This allows you to use established source systems to quickly and easily build up a database.

The captured data can be combined and correlated as desired to support your business processes in the best possible way.

Windows Server & Workstation
  • Microsoft AD/LDAP
    (computer and related objects)
  • Microsoft SCCM
  • Empirum
  • Baramundi
  • REALTECH theGuard! Business Service Manager
    (IT network components, server)
  • Windows 10/11 Add-On
    (servicing option for lifecycle management of OS releases)
Mobile Devices
  • Microsoft Intune
    (mobile devices)
  • SOTI Mobi Control
    (mobil devices, scanner)
  • Xen Mobile
    (mobile devices)
Thin Clients
  • IGEL
    (thin clients)
Organisation & Stakeholders
  • Microsoft AD/LDAP
    (organisation, persons/users and related objects from
    on-premises & cloud LDAP repositories)
  • Microsoft Entra ID
    (users and related groups)
  • Microsoft SQL-Server
    (instances, databases, etc.)
  • PostgreSQL
  • Oracle
Cloud Asset & Inventory
  • Azure
    (virtual machines, SQL servers, app services/websites,
    managed, clusters/kubernetes, container instances)
  • AWS
  • Google
Software Products & Licenses
  • Microsoft 365
    (products and licenses used)
Financial Asset & Inventory
    (financial information concerning asset and inventory)
    (combining technical and commercial information)
Operational Technology Asset & Inventory
    (IT and energy network components)
Virtualisation Asset & Inventory
  • VMware vSphere vCenter
    (datacenters, clusters, hosts, datastores, virtual machines, etc.)
Collaboration Tools
  • Atlassian Confluence
    (service catalogue)
Individual Connectors

In addition to the established Import Connectors, REALTECH also creates new connectors, expands existing ones, or customizes existing connectors as needed.

Auto-Discovery of Cloud Assets

With Cloud Asset Discovery, data from the various components of your cloud provider (Azure, Google, AWS, etc.) can be easily read out. The data is stored as CIs in the SmartCMDB according to a defined mapping structure.

Stored Data Structures

The following data and data structures are recorded in the SmartCMDB as standard:

Virtual machines

  • Size information about CPU, RAM, etc.
  • Operating system Storage or hard disk data such as number, size etc. Networks

Storage MSSQL databases

  • Max. Size Pool membership
  • Restore date furthest in the past

Docker container

  • Name of the image used
  • License of the images, if publicly available
  • RAM, CPU, etc.
  • Data on events such as image pull, container start, etc.
  • IP addresses
  • shared ports etc.

Kubernetes Cluster

  • Cubed version
  • DNS prefix
  • Data on agent pools such as operating system type, max. number of pods, max. Disk size, number of availability zones, etc.
  • Network data

Of course, other available data can also be individually transferred from the cloud to the SmartCMDB.

Keeping an eye on hybrid IT structures

Efficient Hybrid Cloud Management is an essential component of a modern, future-oriented IT Service Management. With SmartCMDB, you lay the foundation for the successful orchestration of your hybrid IT infrastructure.

Advantages of a CMDB with IT Asset Discovery

IT Discovery simplifies the identification and management of all types of IT assets, including hardware, virtual and cloud-based resources and serverless clusters. Investing in IT discovery tools saves costs and quickly pays for itself through the more efficient management of IT resources. But that is by no means all the benefits you can enjoy with REALTECH’s auto-discovery solution:

Single Point of Truth

A CMDB with auto-discovery forms a central and standardized data source for all configuration information. By consolidating and updating data in one place, redundancies and inconsistencies are minimized. With auto-discovery, you can record changes in real time and thus keep the CMD up to date.

Improved decision-making

IT Discovery provides a clear and accurate overview of your IT landscape. This information is essential for informed decisions regarding new investments, suitable IT strategies and appropriate risk management.

Cost Control and Optimization

Identifying redundant or unused IT assets reduces unnecessary expenditure. At the same time, IT discovery enables more targeted budgeting for future IT investments.

Risk Management and Compliance

IT discovery helps to identify unknown or unprotected assets, which is crucial for the security strategy. This is because early detection of potential problems can minimize risks such as service deterioration or failures. Discovery also ensures compliance requirements are met by ensuring all assets and software licenses are known and compliant.

Optimization of the IT Infrastructure

A detailed overview of IT assets can make the infrastructure more efficient, identify bottlenecks and improve network performance. This also facilitates the management of IT services, improves response times for support requests and increases the overall service quality in ITSM.

Promotion of Innovation Initiatives

By understanding the existing technology landscape, companies – especially decision-makers within IT – can better identify where new technologies or process improvements can be implemented to improve business performance.

FAQs: IT Discovery

An effective IT Discovery tool should offer automatic detection of hardware, software and network devices. It also includes real-time asset tracking, integration with existing IT Service Management systems (SmartITSM), flexible customization options for the specific IT environment and comprehensive reporting functions.
It is also important that it supports cloud and virtualized environments and has a user-friendly interface.

IT Discovery helps to identify unknown, unprotected or outdated IT assets, which is crucial for the security strategy. It enables complete documentation of the IT landscape, allowing security gaps to be identified and rectified more quickly. It also supports compliance by ensuring that all assets and software licenses are known and up-to-date.

Yes, IT Discovery can make a significant contribution to cost savings. By identifying superfluous, redundant or rarely used assets, companies can manage their IT resources more efficiently and avoid unnecessary expenditure. It also helps to optimize software licenses and avoid fines due to non-compliance.

Scalability is very important, as a company’s IT environment is constantly evolving. A scalable IT Discovery tool, such as REALTECH’s, can adapt to growth and changes in the IT landscape without the need to change the tool or make extensive adjustments.

Seamless integration of IT Discovery into existing IT management systems such as Configuration Management Databases and IT Service Management is essential. This enables a consistent and efficient workflow and provides a central, company-wide view of all IT assets. This allows IT processes to be designed more efficiently and the benefits of IT discovery to be maximized. With REALTECH’s SmartCMBD, you can be sure of seamless integration.