The discovery process can be configured to force the discovery of remote networks/nodes or to prevent the discovery of specific networks/nodes/local network. This is done using the configuration file seed.file in the <WebNMS Home>/conf directory, using APIs or using WebNMS Client. On startup, NMS Server will read the seed.file and get the configurations that are made in that file.
Configuring the discovery process manually by editing the seed.file/tl1seed.file is complex and error prone. Discovery Parameters can be configured at runtime through the runtime configuration wizard which updates the seed.file.
Note: This section explains how discovery service can be configured using the Discovery Configurator tool. To learn about the seed.file tags and parameters, refer to example_seed.file, example_tl1seed.file and example_corbaseed.file located in the <WebNMS Home>/conf/examples directory. These configuration files have adequate explanation on each of the tags and parameters.