When you have a large network with many Qosium Probes installed, keeping track of each Probe and their IP addresses can become cumbersome. Qosium comes with a feature that allows you to find all your Qosium Probes in the network.
Qosium comes with a feature to find your Qosium Probes in the network and take them into a measurement. The Probe Discovery feature overcomes the difficulty of recalling IP addresses and device reachability issues with dynamic IP addresses. Instead of IP addresses, Qosium Probes are identified based on their unique ID given by you. Probes in the network periodically register their existence to a selected Central Probe.
Using Probe discovery is useful when:
Choose the Qosium Probe that acts as the Central Probe to which other Probes register.
Any Probe can act as the Central Probe. Thus, choose the Probe, e.g., based on availability: the Probe is always on and accessible by other Probes in the monitored system.
See Qosium Probe’s parameters for a detailed description of the key parameters related to this.
The Probe Discovery functionality is implemented to Qosium Scope, Qosium Scope Lite, and can also be used by your own software, which implements that feature from the QMCP API.
Follow these instructions if you have the Central Probe configured.
Now Probes have been selected, and the measurement setup proceeds as usual.
The registered Qosium Probes can be checked with a command
getservices when in a subscribed state.
Qosium Scope Lite does not integrate an automated functionality to select the Probes for a measurement. Therefore, you need to type the IP addresses of the desired Probes to be included in the measurement manually in the Scope Lite’s configuration file.