The Centreon Auto Discovery module contains 3 parts:
- The web UI: rules creation, administration and exploitation of the module
- Discovery plugins
- Scheduled job (cron) which executes discovery rules
The discovery plugins look for new elements to monitor, see Discovery plugins for more detail.
The rules, managed through the web UI, are saved into Centreon‘s database and are executed periodically (every night at 10:30 PM) by the cron jon. See Discovery job pour more detail.
The following figure describes the general functioning of this module: