IBM BigFix Asset Discovery works by designating certain computers as Scan Points. Any agent can be designated as a Scan Point if it is running a supported operating system. These Scan Points query the unmanaged assets in your network. The following image illustrates this process.

Information is retrieved from these unmanaged assets by the Scan Points and sent back through relays to the database on theIBM BigFix server. From there, you can examine the results on theIBM BigFix console: