Course ID 00886718
HP product number UD120-10
Course format SCA
Typical Course length 5 days
Skill level Foundational
Delivery languages English
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Course description

This course teaches the fundamental concepts and applications of theHPE Universal Discovery (UD) solution.It covers various discovery methods and how to implement them. It also includes Federation and leveraging of actionable information in the context of Discovery operations and management.
The hands on lab environment uses UD version 10.0x.
Software Version 10.0x

Who should attend

This course is recommended for application or system support personnel or anyone who needs an overview of the capabilities of HPE UD 10.0x.


General knowledge of IT operations, familiarity with business services and service management
Familiarity with the ITIL V3 Foundations subject area and the Configuration Management System (CMS) in particular
Background in network or enterprise application administration and knowledge of enterprise architectures in a production IT infrastructure
Working knowledge of web sites and browsers
Familiarity with testing concepts
For complete prerequisites and requirements to achieve any of the related certifications or upgrade paths, see the certification description on the Certification and Learning website.


  • Module 1: Course Overview
    • Contents of the course
    • Goals of the course
    • Recognizing fellow participants
    • The class agenda
    • Prerequisites
  • Module 2: UD Foundation
    • Define CMS
    • Identify the evolution from CMDB to CMS
    • Define the CMS architecture
    • Identify the advantages of CMS
    • Identify the key features of HP CMS
    • Identify target users of CMS
    • Define Data Flow Management (DFM)
  • Module 3: Introduction to Universal Discovery
    • Define UD
    • Identify uses/applications of UD
    • Identify the types of discovery methods
  • Module 4: UD Architecture, Installation, and Deployment
    • Identify the architecture of UD
    • Identify the deployment process and methods
    • Install the Data Flow Probe
    • Set up the Data Flow Probe
    • Obtain UD licenses
  • Module 5: UD Adapter Management
    • Define the Discovery packages
    • Identify the Discovery adapters
    • Define the Discovery scripts
    • Identify other resources
  • Module 6: Working with Discovery Control Panel
    • Use the Discovery Control panel
    • Implement discovery jobs
    • Define management zones
    • Identify discovery activities
    • Create discovery modules
  • Module 7: Data Center Discovery
    • Identify what Data Center discovery is
    • Defining Agent-less discovery
    • Defining Agent-based discovery
    • Implementing UD Agent (UDA) deployment
    • Executing Spiral discovery
  • Module 8: UD InventoryDiscovery
    • Define client discovery
    • Define agentless inventory
    • Define agent-based inventory
    • Use different inventory reports
    • Use the Scanner Generator
    • Use software utilization plug-ins
    • Use client inventory
    • Work with Viewer and Analysis Workbench
  • Module 9: UD Application Recognition
    • Define the application recognition process
    • Use the SAI Editor
    • Implement teaching applications
    • Use the XML Enricher service
  • Module 10: Just-in-Time Discovery
    • Define Real User Management (RUM)
    • Define Just-in-Time (JIT) discovery
    • Identify the architecture of JIT discovery
    • Identify the deployment process and methods of JIT discovery
    • Configure JIT discovery
  • Module 11: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Discovery
    • Identify the data flow discovery status
    • Create discovery-related reports
    • Define the Discovery Troubleshooter
    • Identify Data Flow Probe log files
  • Module 12: Integrations
    • Identify UCMDB integrations
    • List UCMDB integrations as part of CMS
    • Identify the integration technologies
    • Define the integration types
    • Navigate the Integration Studio
    • Identify integration point, adapter, and job
    • Describe UCMDB-SM integration
    • Describe UCMDB-AM integration
    • Describe UCMDB-CM integration
    • Describe custom integrations
  • Module 13: Using Discovery Rules Engine
    • Define the Discovery Rules Engine
    • Define discovery rules
    • Identify Discovery Rules Engine log files
    • View OOTB rules
    • Identify upgrade rules
  • Module 14: Performing UD Migration from DDMI
    • Define the Discovery and Dependency Mapping Inventory (DDMI) software
    • Identify DDMI migration options
    • Perform DDMI migration


After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Identify the evolution of the Configuration Management System (CMS) from the Configuration Management Database (CMDB), the need for CMS, and working of CMS
  • Define the concept of Universal Discovery (UD) and be able to identify its applications and types
  • Identify the architecture and deployment process of UD, and the installation and setup of the data flow probe and its log files
  • Define the concepts of Discovery adapters, Discovery packages, Discovery scripts, and other Discovery resources
  • Work with the Discovery Control Panel and types of discovery activities
  • Use the Discovery Troubleshooter
  • Design and build agentless and agent-based discoveries, and use software plug-ins
  • Work with the Viewer and the Analysis Workbench
  • Use the application recognition process, SAI Editor, and XML Enricher services
  • Use UD integrations and UD types
  • Use Discovery rules, Discovery jobs, and out-of-the-box (OOTB) activities
  • Perform deployment of passive/real-time discovery
  • Perform the migration of UD from Discovery and Dependency Mapping Inventory (DDMI)
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