Software Identification Rule Editor Dialog Box

Enables you to define rules for managing discovered running software.

To access
  1. Go to Data Flow Management > Universal Discovery > Discovery Modules/Jobs.
  2. In the Discovery Modules tree, select Hosts and Resources.
  3. Select a job under Basic Applications, or under Inventory Discovery > Basic Inventory.
  4. In the Properties tab, select Global Configuration Files > applicationsSignature.xml. Click Edit to open the Software Library dialog box.
  5. In the Software Library dialog box, click Add or select an existing element and click Edit .
Important Information Each rule must be matched by at least one process.
Relevant tasks How to Discover Running Software – Scenario
See also Global Configuration Files Pane

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element Description
Software Signature ID

The name of the software signature.

Note This is not the running software's name but a name you give to differentiate this discovery from similar discoveries.


You can:

  • Choose the category under which the new running software should appear.

  • Change the category for an existing element.

  • Add a new category by typing its name in this field.

The changes you make here are immediately displayed in the Software Library dialog box.

Supported versions Versions supported for this running software.
Created CI Properties

The properties of the created CIs:

  • CI Type. The CIT that is to be discovered

  • Discovered Product Name. The name of the running software to be created by this signature.

  • Vendor. The vendor of this running software.

  • Installed Software. The regular expression used to match the application in the list of installed software on the target machine's operating system.

  • Additional Attributes. Attributes of the created CI. To manage the attributes, click . For details, see Attributes Assignment Editor Dialog Box.

Identifying Processes

Lists the processes that can identify specific running software. The Edit Process dialog box opens. For details, see Edit Process Dialog Box.

Add. Opens the Edit Process dialog box opens where you can define a new identifying process.

Edit. Opens the Edit Process dialog box opens where you can modify the selected identifying process.

Remove. Removes the selected identifying process.

Linked Configuration Files

Enables you to manage configuration files linked to the identification rule.

Note You can create parsing rules to define the paths to the configuration files. For details, Attributes Assignment Editor Dialog Box.

Add. Creates a new row where you can add the path to a linked configuration file. Enter the full path to the running software's configuration file and the file name.

Edit. Enables you to edit the path to the selected configuration file.

Remove. Removes the selected configuration file.