About Inventory Solution
Client Management Suite for Mac
Inventory Solution lets you gather inventory data about computers, users, operating system, and installed software applications in your environment.
Components of Inventory Solution
You use policies and tasks to gather inventory. The policies and tasks are easily configured and managed using a central Web console.
Creating and configuring inventory policies and tasks
Predefined inventory policies let you gather inventory with little effort.
Gathering inventory with predefined policies
The inventory data is stored in the Configuration Management Database (CMDB). The CMDB provides a central store of data that is used across the Symantec Management Platform.
Configuring the Configuration Management Database
You can use different methods for gathering the following types of inventory data:
Basic inventory data:
Computer name, domain, installed operating system, etc.
Standard inventory data:
Hardware and software components, file properties, etc.
Custom inventory data:
Additional data beyond the predefined data classes in Inventory Solution.
Methods for gathering inventory
Inventory Solution provides a Web-based management console, policies to alert you about critical information, and professional quality predefined or custom Web reports that let you analyze gathered inventory data. Thus Inventory Solution includes the tools that you need to transform your inventory data into useful information.
Viewing inventory data in reports
Viewing inventory data in the Resource Manager