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Common Discovery
Published On Jun 14, 2024 - 10:57 AM

Common Discovery

Common Discovery enables you to track all your assets across your entire business with ease.
Cloud Discovery allows you to view the most recent discovery status information associated to each cloud provider for each of your asset accounts. You can view the status details, including the date, duration, and number of assets discovered for each cloud provider, for each of your asset accounts. Users are automatically subscribed to Common Discovery as part of the default Common Services that Kyndryl Bridge provides as added value.
The service is displayed in the Services Switcher by default; however, connections and users must be configured for the tool to properly function. Make sure to register at least one connection. The data displayed in Discovery is based on the account credentials added on the Connections page. If the credentials added are partially restricted in terms of permissions, Common Discovery cannot extract and display all the data. To understand which roles and permissions are required, see roles and permissions.
The Discovery Management dashboard can display the most current data of the following cloud providers:
  • IBM Cloud
  • Microsoft Azure (CSP, EA, Application Insights, MPA, Subscription)
  • Google Cloud
  • AWS
  • Alibaba Cloud
  • VMware
  • vSphere
  • Demo Cloud
  • BYOD
  • Private Container Cluster
You can also view paged results of up to one week of previous runs to provide insight into any technical problems, such as authentication failure, that have prevented assets from being discovered. Paged results of up to one week are displayed under
Previous Runs
. To monitor the Common Discovery feature by using the user interface (UI), navigate to the
Services Switcher
and select
Common Discovery
; you will be redirected to the
Discovery
page.

Access the Asset Discovery page

As an administrator, you have the independence to monitor a consolidated view of all successful and failed assets results and information.  To access the Asset Discovery page, follow these steps:
  1. Navigate to the Services Switcher.
  2. Select
    Cloud Discovery
    . The Discovery Management page opens.
  3. The Assets Discovery page displays two figures/charts with the following information:
    1. Discovery errors
      : The number of errors while fetching assets broken down by provider. This dashboard displays a stacked bar chart that lets you know the specific providers that received errors.
    2. Resources checked during discovery
      : The number of resources events that were checked to be discovered broken down by provider. This dashboard displays a stacked bar chart that lets you know the total number of providers being fetched.
  4. The
    Asset Discovery
    page also displays a more in-depth list table with the following information:
    • Provider: The resources being tracked in the discovery.
    • Last Run: The date and time when the last fetching process was run, as well as how long the process took and when the next discovery will be run.
    • Status: The status for the last discovery process.
    • Discovery Summary: The number of errors found, and the number of resources checked.
  5. At the same time, you can click the arrow down icon to see more details as follows:
    • Credential: A connection name that allows you to access the module.
    • Account: The subpart contained within the resource being tracked.
    • Last Run: The date and time when the last fetching process for this credential was run, as well as how long the process took and when the next discovery will be run.
    • Status: The status for the last discovery process.
    • Discovery Summary: The number of errors found, and the number of resources checked.
  6. To go further down asset details, click the credential of your choice to view more in-depth details for that credential. The
    details
    page displays the following information:
    • Summary: The Summary section provides basic details of the selected resource and associated credentials.
    • Last Run: The date and time when the last fetching process for this credential was run.
    • Duration: The amount of time that the discovery process took to complete.
    • Status: The status for the last discovery process.
    • Provider: The resource associated with the credential.
    • Asset Account: The asset account associated with the credential. Click this link to go to the Asset Account details page associated with the account.
    • Resources: The total number of resources associated with the credential, including how many are new and how many are modified.
  7. The
    Errors
    section provides the following information about each error encountered. You can click
    Download
    in the upper right side of the section to download this information in JSON format.
    • Type: The type of error.
    • Time: The date and time when the error occurred.
    • Description: Further information to help you diagnose the cause of the error.
  8. The
    Previous Runs
    section provides a history of the previous discovery processes for the corresponding credential associated with the Asset Account, including the following information. You can click
    Download
    in the upper right side of the section to download this information in JSON format.
    • Asset Account: The asset account associated with the credential.
    • Run Time: The date and time when the discovery process occurred.
    • Duration: The amount of time that the discovery process took to complete.
    • Status: The status for the discovery process.
    • Discovery Summary: The number of resource events checked.
  9. The following are the different
    status
    explanations for the discovery process:
    • In progress: The discovery process is currently running.
    • Failed: The discovery process failed. The number of resource events that were successfully checked is listed.
    • Completed with errors: The discovery process was partially successful. The number of resource events that were successfully ingested is listed.
    • Complete: The discovery process completed without errors.
  10. Each discovery must be considered as an entity. It includes a master and detail collection.
    1. Master collection:
      1. discovery_run_id: datatype: 64409881-05b9-457c-9c85-55d3f80e0c8d
      2. discovery_start_time
      3. discovery_end_time
      4. discovery_duration
      5. provider_code
      6. status
    2. Detail collection:
      1. discovery_run_id: Refers to the master discovery_run_id
      2. credential_id: The Kyndryl internal credential_id UUID
      3. credentail_name: Kyndryl credential name
      4. account_id: Kyndryl internal account_id GUID
      5. account_name: Kyndryl account name
      6. service_category: Such as compute
      7. service_type: Such as vms
      8. start_at: Timestamp of the start time
      9. extract_count: Number of resources extracted
      10. error_count: Number of errors encountered
      11. status: ALL_SUCCESS or ALL_FAILURE or PARTIAL
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