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Gathering custom inventory

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Custom inventory lets you configure the set of inventory data that is gathered and reported to the Configuration Management Database (CMDB).

See About gathering custom inventory

Table: Process for gathering custom inventory

Step

Action

Description

Step 1

Prepare managed computers for inventory.

Target computers must be managed by Symantec Management Agent.

See Preparing managed computers for inventory and metering

Step 2

Create a custom data class.

After you create a custom data class, you can add, edit, and delete its attributes.

See Creating and configuring a data class

Step 3

Create a task with scripting logic and schedule it to run on the managed computers.

You can create a new task, or clone an existing sample task. You can use the script that is included in the sample task or you can create your own logic.

Depending on the platform, you can write the logic in JavaScript, shell script, or other scripting languages.

See Creating a custom inventory script task

Step 4

View custom inventory results.

You can view the gathered custom inventory data for a data class in the Resource Manager.

See Viewing inventory data in the Resource Manager