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Before using Network Insight to discover devices and networks, you must first define the consolidator and probes in your Grid and specify the discovering interfaces on these members. For information about how to map discovery interfaces to network views, see Mapping Discovery Interfaces to Network Views. Note that when you first join a discovery member to the Grid, the first discovery member that joins the Grid automatically becomes the Consolidator and all other discovery members become Probes. If you have only one discovery member in the Grid, it becomes the Consolidator-Probe standalone discovery appliance.
On some occasions, you may wish to change an appliance with a Discovery license to a Consolidator or to a Probe, or change a Consolidator to a standalone discovery appliance. To make any of these changes, you must first stop the discovery service on the appliance. For more information, see Starting and Stopping the Discovery Service.
To define the discovery appliance type:

  1. From the Grid tab, select the Grid Manager tab, and click the Services tab.
  2. Click the Discovery icon to display the list of members running the discovery service.
  3. Select the discovery member for which you wish to change the appliance type.
  4. Expand the Toolbar and click Edit –> Member Discovery Properties.
  5. In the General tab of the Member Discovery Properties editor, choose the Member Type:
    • Polling: Turns the appliance into a discovery Probe appliance.
    • Consolidator: Turns the appliance into a discovery Consolidator appliance.
    • Unassigned: Disables the discovery feature on the appliance.


      You cannot change the member type when the discovery service is running. Stop the discovery service first before changing the discovery member type.

  6. Save the configuration. If you wish to change the interface over which the appliance sends and receives discovery traffic, see Mapping Discovery Interfaces to Network Views.

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