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Creating an Inventory in Inventory Manager

An inventory is a logical group of assets in your CommCell environment. You can create an inventory for a particular group of users or to fulfill other business needs.

Procedure

  1. Open Inventory manager as follows:
    1. From the navigation pane, go to Activate.

      The Activate page appears.

    2. Under Settings, click Inventory manager.
  2. The Inventory manager page appears.In the upper-right corner of the page, click Add inventory.

    The Add inventory dialog box appears.

  3. In the Name box, enter a name for the inventory.
  4. From the Index server list, select an Index Server.
  5. Click Save.

    The inventory properties page appears.

  6. Choose one of the following methods to add assets to the inventory:
    • To automatically discover all of the servers in a domain, add a domain as an assets:

      Tip: Because the servers are automatically discovered, adding a domain prevents servers from being left out of an inventory.

      1. On the inventory page, in the upper right of the Assets table, click Add > Name server.

        The Add name server dialog box appears.

      2. From the Name server list, select the name servers that you want to add.
      3. To start a data collection job immediately, move the Start data collection toggle key to the right.

        If the Start data collection option is not enabled, the job runs according to the schedule on the inventory.

      4. Click Save.

        The name servers that you selected appear under the Assets table.

    • To add individual file servers, add each file server as an asset:
      1. On the inventory page, in the upper right of the Assets table, click Add > File server.

        The Add file server dialog box appears.

      2. In Server name, enter the machine name of the server. Do not include the domain in the server name.
      3. In Domain name, enter the domain to which the server belongs.
      4. In IP address, enter the IP address of the server.
      5. From the OS Type list, select the operating system of the server.
      6. From the Country name list, select the country where the server is located.
      7. To start a data collection job immediately, move the Start data collection toggle key to the right.

        If the Start data collection option is not enabled, the job runs according to the schedule on the inventory.

      8. Click Save.

        The file server information appears in a new row in the Assets table.

  7. Optional: Update the default schedule:
    1. In the Configure section, in the Schedule row, click Edit.

      The Edit schedule dialog box appears.

    2. Adjust the schedule.

      For example, schedule the data collection job to run every Sunday.

Last modified: 1/24/2020 7:04:08 PM