Auto-Discovery

Overview

Auto-Discovery allows you to onboard customers in Liongard faster! When some of our Inspectors run, Liongard can see the potential for another Inspector. Then, Liongard will (in most cases) completely set up that potential Inspector, and Liongard will leave it in a discovered state for you to activate.

There are two kinds of Auto-Discovery in Liongard:

What can Auto-Discovery do for your Team?

Auto-Discovery can help your team:

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Auto-Discovery

Auto Discovery is when, after Inspector runs, Liongard can see the potential for other Inspectors.

For Example:

This...

Auto-Discovers...

Which Auto-Discovers this...

ConnectWise Manage Inspector

Internet Domains/DNS Inspector

TLS/SSL Certificate Inspector

Here are all of the examples of Auto-Discovery in Liongard:

  • = the Auto-Discovered Inspector is almost completely set up, but it will require pre-work steps in order to successfully complete an inspection.

Note: In Liongard, you can see which Inspectors have Auto-Discovery capabilities by navigating to Admin > Inspectors > Discovers column.

If the Discovers Column contains a different Inspector than the Inspector in the Inspector column, then that Inspector has Auto-Discovery capabilities. In the example below, you can see that Active Directory and Autotask have Auto-Discovery capabilities.

Parent/Child Type Inspectors

Parent/Child Type Inspectors is a kind of Auto-Discovery that applies to multi-tenant systems. To set these Inspectors up, you will need to create one "Parent" Inspector. After this Inspector runs, it will Auto-Discover all of the tenants within the multi-tenant system as "Child" Inspectors.

Many Parent Inspectors only exist to discover their Child Inspectors. In these cases, the Parent Inspector will have a limited set of Data Views. The Child Inspectors will show the full set of Data Views with all the applicable inspection information.

For Example:

This...

Auto-Discovers...

Datto BCDR Parent Inspector

Datto BCDR Child Inspectors

Here are all of the examples of Parent/Child Type Inspectors in Liongard:

Inspector

Time to Set up

Auvik

10 minutes

Azure Active Directory

15 minutes

Bitdefender GravityZone

10 Minutes

Cisco Meraki

10 minutes

Cisco Umbrella

5 minutes

Cloudflare

5 minutes

ConnectWise Automate

5 minutes

Continuum RMM

5 minutes

Datto BCDR

5 minutes

Datto Networking

5 minutes

Datto RMM

10 minutes

Domotz

5 minutes

Duo Security

5 minutes

ESET Licensing

10 minutes

Google Drive

10 minutes

Google Workspace

10 minutes

JumpCloud

5 minutes

Kaseya VSA

5 minutes

KnowBe4

5 minutes

Microsoft 365

15 minutes

Microsoft OneDrive

10 minutes

Microsoft SharePoint

10 minutes

Microsoft Teams

10 minutes

N-able Backup

5 minutes

N-able N-central

10 minutes

N-able RMM

10 minutes

NinjaRMM

5 minutes

SentinelOne

5 minutes

Sophos Central

10 minutes

Syncro

15 minutes

Ubiquiti UniFi

10 minutes

Vade

5 minutes

Veeam Availability Console

5 minutes

Veeam Service Provider Console v4

5 minutes

Webroot Secure Anywhere GSM

10 minutes

Note: In Liongard, you can see which Inspectors are Parent/Child Type by navigating to Admin > Inspectors > Discovers column.

If the Discovers column contains an Inspector that is the same as the Inspector in the Inspector Column, then the Inspector is a Parent/Child Type Inspector.

On-Premises Agent Auto-Discovery

When you deploy an On-Premises Agent on a Domain Controller, auto-discovery is involved.

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Viewing Discovered Systems

To view all of Discovered Systems, users can click into the Total Discovered Systems button, or users can navigate to Admin > Discoveries

Here users can activate or archive Discovered Systems as well as view information on the Discovered System, including which System Inspector it was discovered by.

Onboard Customers in Mass

You may onboard customers in Liongard in mass in two situations:

  • Initially onboarding your customers in Liongard
  • Onboarding acquired customers to Liongard

In both of these situations, Auto-Discovery can be leveraged to make these mass onboarding processes more efficient.

Learn more about how to Onboard a Customer Fast.

Activate vs. Archive an Auto-Discovered System Inspector

Once a System Inspector is auto-discovered, you have the ability to "Activate or Archive" the Inspector.

  • Activate: Once a System Inspector is activated, it will be triggered to run within the minute.
  • Archive: You have the option to archive any auto-discovered System Inspectors you do not wish to have Liongard inspect.

When an Inspector is archived, you can find it in the Admin > Inspectors > System Type > Archived Inspectors tab. If you wish to activate a System Inspector that has been archived, you must unarchive the System. Then, it will populate in the Discovered Systems tab. From there, you can activate the Inspector, and it will be triggered to run within the minute.

Onboard a New Customer Start to Finish

Auto-Discovery can be leveraged to make Onboarding a new customer start to finish more efficient.

Follow our Onboarding a Customer Fast: Step by Step Guide documentation to learn more.


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