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    CMDB Discovery

    What is CMDB Discovery?

    CMDB discovery is the process of automatically discovering and collecting IT assets and their associated configuration information in an IT environment and storing them in a database.

    A configuration management database (CMDB) is a database that stores information about an organization's IT infrastructure, services, and associated data. It’s a centralized repository of IT assets, configurations, and other related information. A common challenge associated with CMDBs is keeping up-to-date with IT assets.

    Why is CMDB discovery important?

    CMDB discovery is important because it allows organizations to gain an understanding of their IT infrastructure. This understanding can be used to plan, manage, and maintain IT assets more effectively, minimize risk, and optimize performance.

    With the right CMDB discovery process in place, organizations can gain visibility into the systems and applications in their environment, enabling them to make better decisions about their IT investments. Additionally, CMDB discovery can help organizations identify potential security weaknesses, such as outdated software or unauthorized applications, that could be exploited by malicious actors.