About IP scan / auto-discovery
With the Quantellium “IP scan” program you can have your network search for new devices. Each newly found device is assigned (if possible) one of the standard Quantellium classes, after which the device is automatically added to a map.
IP scan uses different protocols to find equipment. The best results are achieved with equipment that supports SNMP. It is therefore recommended to activate SNMP on as many devices as possible!
To determine the operational status of equipment, Quantellium uses at least one (primary) but preferably two protocols. If no response is received to a status request with the primary protocol, this is retried with the secondary protocol (second opinion). IP scan automatically tries to find a primary and a secondary protocol by testing the following protocols: SNMP, RDP, SSH, Telnet, SMB, HTTPS, HTTP, ICMP echo request (ping).