What is Agent-based Offline Discovery?
We have enhanced our agent by adding offline discovery mode. Offline discovery is a way to collect information from a device that cannot connect to your Device42 Main Appliance or any of your Remote Collectors. Maybe you have a secured network with specific devices that you need to understand or a disaster recovery server on a remote network or have some traveling devices that you need to track. With offline discovery all these devices can be fully discovered without needing direct connection to your Device42 instance.
When run in offline mode, the agent scans the system running it and creates a log file to upload to your Device42 appliance. The agent discovers all the information about the device that you expect out of Device42 which, depending on you license level, can include all hardware inventory, dependency details based on communications, services, service connections and full inventory of all the software installed.