Step 1: Discovering remote shared disks

To discover shared disks that are used in your infrastructure, run the Discover Remote Shared Disks task. Then, activate an analysis that gathers the retrieved information. After an import, the information is shown on the Shared Disks report. You can also retrieve it by using the api/sam/v2/shared_disks REST API.


  1. Log in to the BigFix console.
  2. Discover remote shared disks in your environment.
    1. In the navigation tree, click Sites > External Sites > BigFix Inventory v10 > Fixlets and Tasks.
    2. In the upper right pane, select Discover Remote Shared Disks, and then in the lower pane, click Take Action.
    3. Select computers on which you want to discover shared disks, and click OK.
      Tip: Select all applicable computers to ensure that all shared disks are discovered.
  3. Gather information about the discovered shared disks.
    1. In the navigation tree, click Analyses.
    2. Right-click Shared Disk Information, and click Activate.
  4. Wait for the scheduled import or run it manually.


Information about shared disks is shown on the Shared Disks report. You can also retrieve it by using REST API. For more information, see: Retrieval of shared disks (v2).

What to do next

To view information about software that is installed on the discovered shared disks, scan the disks. Choose scanning method that best fits your use of shared disks. Refer to the table, Methods of scanning remote shared disks.