vScope Settings

How to add customized discovery tags in vScope

By using probes, vScope discovers information from multiple technological platforms in the datacenter. This requires no scripting skills from the user. By default, vScope extracts the most commonly used information from every platform and stores it in tags (Learn more about tags and tagging). If you want vScope to extract additional information that is not […]

Script folders used for inventory of Windows OS

vScope uses temp folders to store scripts for inventory. There are two temp folders that are used. 1. Folders on the vScope server To customize the temp folder for scripts on the vScope server, add the following lines to config.ini (C:\vScopeData\configuration\config.ini): setting discovery.probe.wmi.local_script_folder %TEMP% setting discovery.probe.wmi.local_script_folder c:\\windows\\temp setting discovery.probe.wmi.local_script_folder null Change c:\\windows\\temp to any path […]

Removing Resources from vScope

By default, vScope will consider resources as in production for 30 days though they have not been discovered. This is relevant for client inventory with WMI where laptops might not be accessible for a long time (but are still in use). However, sometimes there might be situations when you want to remove discontinued servers that […]

Specify Ports for Certificate Scanning

By default vScope searches for certificates on all known targets (that is: added to Discovery Manager or found from any other target eg. a vCenter). The probe uses the default ports 443 (standard HTTPS) and 8443 (alternative HTTPS). The probe also looks at ports 80 and 8080 with HTTP, and checks if it gets any […]

How to Copy User Settings in vScope

Inviting users to vScope will allow you to make better use of all the collaboration features included in vScope Core. You can either add users manually under the settings page or reusing domain accounts by integrating vScope with your directory service. Sometimes you want to quickly setup the user accounts with specific tables, cases, interests […]

How to Backup the vScope Installation

Manage your own backup When you manage your own backup of vScope, locate the catalog c:/vScopeData and make sure the following is saved: configuration* global* projects* users* license.lic The following does not need to be saved: .vSync* log* updater* Backup vScope in InfraSight Labs’ Secure Cloud InfraSight Labs offers a secure offsite backup. This way […]

Disabling Port Scan Fallback

vScope searches ranges using ping- and port scan methods. vScope’s normal behavior is to first try ping. If ping does not return any response, vScope continues to test a few commonly used ports. To disable vScope’s port scan fallback, do the following: Stop vScope Server service Open the file C:vScopeDataconfigurationconfig.ini (This file may be on […]

How to Setup HTTPS on vScope Web Server

How to setup HTTPS on vScope web server vScope web GUI is by default served over HTTP. To reconfigure the vScope web GUI to HTTPS, follow the steps below. Windows If you are using Windows the preferred method is to follow this guide using keytool. keytool is an application that is installed with Java, hence […]