You can gather inventory data by running automated policies and tasks on managed computers. This method requires that you install the Symantec Management Agent and the Inventory Plug-in on target computers. The inventory policies and tasks use the Inventory Plug-in to perform the inventory scan on the target computer. The inventory data is sent to the CMDB.
Inventory policies let you gather inventory on a recurring schedule. Inventory Solution includes the predefined inventory policies that you can use to gather inventory with little effort. You can also create your own inventory policies. You can use unique policies and schedules for different kinds of inventory. For example, you can have one policy collect hardware inventory daily, and another policy collect software inventory weekly.
An inventory policy with the custom schedule does not run automatically as soon as possible after the custom schedule is created and on any new computer that joins the target collection. You can configure the two custom schedules to run the policy immediately once and on a recurring schedule later.
View inventory results.
You can view the gathered inventory data by viewing reports and data in the Resource Manager.