Device42 Automatic Asset Discovery

How would you assess the solution’s automatic IT asset discovery and inventory functionality?

reviewer1292073
Manager, Endpoint Management at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The solution’s automatic IT asset discovery and inventory functionality was great when we first implemented it. The software was good and adapted to our needs.
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Deepak Pund
Technical Service Engineer at Fujitsu
It has agentless discovery; you don't need to put agents on your servers. You can open one or two ports to discover all your infrastructure.
It has a Remote Collector facility where you can use that facility to discover your DMZ environment as well as your load balancers and domain appliances.
It provides inbound and outbound connections for your servers.
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Yasin Shaikh
Systems Manager at Coventry University
One of the most valuable features is its ability to auto-discover a lot of the infrastructure, without having to manually put everything inside. The auto-discovery is brilliant. You can have it scheduled to run on a regular basis, and the infrastructure is always getting updated within the platform. I would rate the asset discovery very highly.
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reviewer1295379
DC Lead Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
I think the auto-discovery is very good. It works well. I don't use it too much myself, but from the feedback I get from other teams — they use it a lot — it seems to work really well.
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Chad Crider
Lead DevOps Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The way the solution’s automatic IT asset discovery and inventory functionality works is you set up a discovery job, then you can schedule it to run. I schedule all of the runs daily at different times so nothing is interfering with anything else. It is nice to know that you can set up the scan, schedule it, and sit back. You can check them every day and make sure everything ran, making sure nothing had errors, then you're good to go. Anything new is going to automatically be discovered, which is nice. It takes some of the stress off because you don't have to know, "If this team opened new servers, we need make sure now it will automatically pick them up." It is one less thing to worry about.
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Viktor Dzhokin
Procurement Specialist at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
It works well for us. I haven't been working with the tool for that long, but over those five months it's has been really helpful for us. My colleagues who have been working with the tool longer than I have are also very satisfied with it.
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Francois Sureau
Manager, Hosting Operations at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
We use the automatic IT asset discovery for different things, like VMware discovery and SNMP discovery for network devices. It helps us to keep hardware information up to date in Device42, and the VMware discovery helps us to keep virtual device inventory up to date. It helps us ensure that we don't have more entries in Device42 than we have in our actual co-location and that we don't have more virtual servers than we have in Device42. We are sure to have 100 percent of our devices in Device42. Not more, not less.
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Thayne Trevenen
Security Engineer at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
The solution's automatic IT asset discovery and inventory functionality are top-notch. The thing that I like about it is that, number one, they're open source. If I need to go change them — and they've given me links on GitHub to have them — I can go and change them to pull exactly what I want as frequently as I want.
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reviewer1310622
Sr. System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The solution’s automatic IT asset discovery and inventory functionality is a great feature. It was a great idea to create this functionality because we have thousands of systems. To do this manually, it's really a pain.
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