This chapter outlines the overall steps in implementing OVOW. Out-of-the-box features such as service discovery are discussed. The implementation tasks include ensuring that the network prerequisites are configured on the management server (such as DNS or a local host file). Node information is collected initially via SNMP, so the SNMP community name for the nodes must be known on the server. Refer to the OVOW online help for additional information.
Learning which nodes and services are on the local network is referred to as discovery. There are two types of discovery implemented with OVOW. Fast out-of-the-box implementation with OVOW includes service and node discovery.