About Active Discovery

With Active Discovery, you can schedule WhatsUp Gold to scan your network for new monitors (Active Monitors and Performance Monitors) and devices on a regular basis. Newly discovered items are added to the Active Discovery Results report, and WhatsUp Gold notifies you that a new device was found, or a new monitor was found on an existing device. You can then review the report and select the items you want to add to your device list.

Active Discovery works with two types of device discovery:

If the scan finds results, an email is generated and sent to the address you provide during Active Discovery configuration. The email contains links to the reports that are populated by the scan:

If an email notification is not specified (in the wizard), these reports are also available in the System report list, in the Report view.