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Discovery Management Fundamentals

— ServiceNow infrastructure control and management.

Operate on the ServiceNow CMDB.

Discovery Fundamentals lays the foundation for mature infrastructure operations management. Using probes, sensors, and sensing models, this ITOM application captures IP-enabled configuration items (CIs) and maps their relationships and dependencies into the ServiceNow CMDB.

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Course duration: 2 days (9:00-17:00)


This course is designed for ServiceNow administrators and consultants who need to implement and administer ServiceNow Discovery.

This training, which is is a combination of course content and lab work, will help participants learn how to capture IP-enabled configuration items (CIs), map relationships and dependencies in the ServiceNow CMDB using probes, sensors, and sensing models.


  • Understand the big picture of the ServiceNow Discovery solution
  • Install and configure multiple MID Servers to configure a MID Server
  • Understand credential-less and credential-based discovery
  • Configure discovery to find Linux and Windows servers, network devices, and applications
  • Prevent duplicate configuration items with configuration item identifiers
  • Create new CI classes
  • Extend horizontal tracking with custom infrastructure templates and application templates
  • Learn common troubleshooting techniques