5 Replies Latest reply on May 1, 2014 11:32 AM by jeffl

    Mini Scans in LD 9.5 SP1

    Apprentice

      What triggers a mini-scan and what information gets updated when they run?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Mini Scans in LD 9.5 SP1
          Frank Wils ITSMMVPGroup

          A miniscan is triggered if in the agentconfiguration you checked the 'When IP address changes' checkbox and the IP address changes on that device. It will update the TCPIP data of that device.

           

          Frank

          • 2. Re: Mini Scans in LD 9.5 SP1
            Apprentice

            So, that's the only time a miniscan runs? - - - and what information does it update besides IP address? Thanks

            • 3. Re: Mini Scans in LD 9.5 SP1
              Frank Wils ITSMMVPGroup

              Yes, unless you schedule it yourself somehow, that's the only time it runs.

               

              They will appear in your LDscan folder (briefly, before being processed) as .IMS files. I've copied the contents of 1 from my environment:

               

              Device ID = {27C5D159-0DA5-974B-9CBF-CB0CFF07075F}
              Network - NIC Address = 0050569C048D

              Network - TCPIP - Address = 192.168.010.066
              Network - TCPIP - Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.000
              Network - TCPIP - Subnet Broadcast Address = 192.168.010.255
              System - Serial Number = VMWARE-42 1C 1A 9B 87 99 58
              BIOS - Serial Number = VMWARE-42 1C 1A 9B 87 99 58
              Device Name = LD003
              Network - TCPIP - Host Name = LD003.XXXX.LOCAL
              Processor - Processor Count = 1
              OS - PreBoot OS =

               

              Hope this helps!

               

              Frank

              • 4. Re: Mini Scans in LD 9.5 SP1
                phoffmann SupportEmployee

                MINISCAN's purpose in life is to make sure that the Core Server has got an updated set of data in regards to "here's my networking info" for each client (this is also why .IMS scans get processed in priority before regular .SCN files ... you'll rarely see a .IMS sitting in LDSCAN).

                 

                It's an old mechanism that's there to help the LANDesk Core stay up to date with "how to actually get ahold of its clients" .

                • 5. Re: Mini Scans in LD 9.5 SP1
                  jeffl Rookie

                  Take not however that if you have the LANDesk gateway, miniscans won't report through the LANDesk gateway.  So, if you want to stay up to date with knowing that a PC is off of your network, you won't be able to.  You'll have to wait until it does a regular inventory, which does pass through the LANDesk gateway.