Hyperview differentiates between Discovering and asset and Monitoring an asset. What is the difference between these two forms of communication with my assets?
Discovery is the function of scanning a network for the purposes of detection, identification and classification of connected devices. A Hyperview discovery will find and identify devices based on the discovery settings and configurations applied. If a new device is found during discovery, it will be added to the system. If an existing device is found it will either be updated with any new changes, or not updated if no changes were detected.
Think of Hyperview discoveries as a snapshot of a device at the point in time that it was identified. Properties, sensors, applications, and components are capable of being discovered and added to the Hyperview system. After a discovery is run, you have the choice of enabling monitoring for the assets that were discovered.
Monitoring is the process of collecting data from devices for the purposes of tracking and analysis. It is the ongoing collection of data from your devices that keeps the device up to date in the Hyperview application. The main purpose of monitoring is to update all of the sensors allocated to your devices, meaning that monitoring only includes a limited set of data collection when compared to discovery. As such, the monitoring function in Hyperview cannot create new data points that have not been previously discovered.
What data will be updated from Discovery versus Monitoring?
Monitoring does not update all of the data associated to a device in Hyperview. Its primary focus is to keep the sensors from your devices up to date. For example, if the name of a device changes (property) then monitoring will not automatically update that value. If the temperature gauge value (sensor) increases or decreases, then monitoring will automatically capture that information. In order to update properties, applications, or components for your devices you will need to perform another discovery on them.