## Getting Started
Autodiscovery allows you to automatically discover and profile Hosts in your environment to quickly populate information into Opsview for monitoring. This feature is accessible from the Configuration > Autodiscovery menu.
You need to have CONFIGUREHOSTS permission defined in your [Roles](🔗) to access the Autodiscovery application.
The initial window below is the 'Scan Management' window; this is where scans are configured, viewed and deleted:
There are three stages to Autodiscovery:
Creating - configure scan settings to indicate to Opsview Monitor what to scan and how to pre-set how the discovered hosts should be monitored
Running - launch the scan to locate hosts and check for services
Validating and Importing - fine-tune the discovered host configuration in the Sandbox view and start actively monitoring the discovered hosts
Autodiscovery provides with three types of Scans
and provides with the ability schedule scan to automatically run at set times and intervals, so you can see if there have been any changes to your environment.