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 […]

How to change default remote catalog for scripts (WinRM)

This guide is applicable for WinRM discovery. By default vScope runs PowerShell scrips using a TEMP folder on each remote machine: C:\Users\{wmi-credential-user}\AppData\Local\Temp Notice – The TEMP folder is inaccessible for any user not having Administrator privileges on the machine To change the default remote folder to run PowerShell script, add the following line to the […]

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 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 still linger […]

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 Configure the Number of Discovery Threads

How to configure the number of Discovery threads The default setting in vScope is to scan max 5 targets at the time. It is however possible to change the number of parallel discovery threads vScope should run, or even make vScope dynamically decide on the best number of simultaneous threads. Note that this adds extra […]

What Is “Automatic Removal of Elements”?

What is “Automatic removal of elements”? vScope can automatically remove elements when they are no longer seen by discovery. For virtual- and cloud elements this works out-of-the box, but for single target elements (e.g. a physical server found by WMI) this option is disabled by default. The option can be enabled under Settings/Database. Tick the […]

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 […]