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Before creating a Discovery connection in SolarWinds Service Desk (SWSD):
- Review Best practices.
- Confirm you have a scanner up and running in your local environment, scanning data and collecting information from your local network.
- After you decide you would like to expand the data collected to include information stored on Azure Cloud, you must create a dedicated user including credentials via the Azure console at: azure.microsoft.com.
Setup > Discovery & Assets > Connections.
Navigate to Setup > Discovery & Assets > Connections.
From the All Connections index page, click the Add icon and select Azure Cloud from the dropdown.
In the Azure Cloud Discovery dialog, follow the instructions provided.
Use the guidance below to provide information required to configure your connection.
Field Description Cloud identification
- Subscription ID
- Tenant ID (found in the Azure portal under Azure Active Directory)
- Client ID (Azure Portal > Azure Active Directory> App Registration > Add New Registration)
- Client Secret (Inside the app registration added > Certificates and Secrets > Create new client secret)
Permissions required Reader permissions (Add Inside specific subscription > Access Control (IAM) > Role Assignments > Add Role Assignment > Reader)
Click Create on the top right of the screen to save the connection.
After you have established a secure connection between the selected scanner and Azure Cloud, you can retrieve the following information.
|Instance ID (VM ID)||eb982846-4594-4a66-afe5-dfb49f66|
|User (Admin Username)||Discovery|
|Operating System (OS)||windows/linux|
|Location||(US) East US|
|Memory and CPU|
|Number of CPUs||1|
|Field||Example (from cloud)|
See Connections for information about:
- Scanned ports and a list of the default ports scanned via Nmap
- How to run an on-demand scan
- How to pull a Last Scan Report
- What data is pulled during Discovery through connections
- Pulling fields from a mobile device via Intune
- Obtaining management data from remote computers via WMI