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Forcing a network discovery run

Zabbix network discovery is a way to scan a network range and automatically start monitoring the discovered devices and services. Network discovery can look for basic services like HTTP, IMAP or SMTP. It can also scan the specified network range for SNMP, Zabbix agent or ICMP ping responses.

Zabbix network discovery is not to be confused with the space shuttle

Constant network scanning is not desirable, thus the discovery is usually set to run not too frequently – once every few hours to once every few days. If you have added a new Zabbix action for network discovery that links a fresh template, there is no way to see when will the discovery rule run next time, and no way to force it to run sooner.

Or is there?

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