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About Inventory Solution

Inventory Solution

Inventory Solution lets you gather inventory data about computers, users, operating systems, and installed software applications in your environment. The application metering feature also lets you monitor and deny the usage of software applications on your network.

See Components of Inventory Solution

Inventory Solution lets you gather inventory on Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Mac computers.

Policies and tasks let you gather inventory and perform application metering. You can use predefined inventory policies, configure them, or create new policies and tasks according to your needs.

See About inventory policies and tasks

See About predefined inventory 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.

See Configuring the Configuration Management Database

You can gather 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.

Application metering inventory data

Start, stop, deny events and summary data of monitored software applications.

Baseline inventory data

Information about files and registry settings on computers.

Inventory for Network Devices

Inventory data from the discovered devices in your network.

See Methods for gathering inventory

Inventory Solution provides a web-based management console, policies to alert you about critical information, and predefined or custom reports that let you analyze gathered inventory data.

See About viewing inventory data

Inventory Solution also has the following features:

  • Supports zero-footprint configuration.

  • Operates in always connected, sometimes connected, and standalone computing environments.

  • Can be installed to run on a recurring basis with the Symantec Management Agent.

  • Posts data through SMB and/or HTTP.

  • Lets you meter, track, or deny the usage of one or more software applications and harvest unused software licenses.

See What you can do with Inventory Solution

Symantec™ Inventory Pack for Servers powered by Altiris™ technology is a separate product that lets you gather server-based inventory data from servers.

See About Inventory Pack for Servers

Additional Symantec products let you gather inventory data from managed computers, network devices, and Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Mac servers.

See Where to get more information