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Modifying a Device Discovery Profile

You modify a device discovery profile when you want to expand the range of device targets, change device targets when devices were not discovered, change credentials or other details such as fingerprints or the discovery schedule.


Ensure that you have no discovery jobs scheduled for a device discovery profile that you want to modify. All discovery jobs scheduled from the original device discovery profile are canceled after you modify the original device discovery profile.

To modify a device discovery profile:

  1. On the Junos Space Network Management Platform user interface, select Devices > Device Discovery > Device Discovery Profiles.

    The Discover Discovery Profiles page is displayed.

  2. Select the check box corresponding to the device discovery profile you want to modify and click the Modify Profile icon on the toolbar

    The Modify Device Discovery Profile page is displayed.

    The Device Discovery Target page is displayed on the left. The list of different tasks that should be completed to create a device discovery profile is displayed on the right: Device Discovery Target, Specify Probes, Specify Credentials, Specify Device FingerPrint, and Schedule/Recurrence.


    At any point in time, you can click the links to the different tasks (on the right of the page), navigate to those pages, and modify the details of the device discovery profile.

  3. (Optional) Review and modify the details of the device and click Next.

    The Specify Probes page is displayed.

  4. (Optional) Review and modify the probes and click Next.

    The Specify Credentials page is displayed.

  5. (Optional) Review and modify the authentication details and click Next.

    If you modify the discovery profile, the Private Key field displays id_rsa (which is the default filename) instead of the name of the uploaded file.

    The Specify Device FingerPrint page is displayed.

  6. (Optional) Review and modify the fingerprint details and click Next.

    The Schedule/Recurrence page is displayed.

  7. Review and modify the schedule and click Finish.

    The device discovery profile is modified. A job is created and the Discover Network Elements Information dialog box displays the link to the job ID. Click OK to close the Information dialog box.


If you modify and run a device discovery profile for which an associated device discovery job is already in progress, the existing job is cancelled and a new job is triggered for the modified discovery profile.