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Manually creating, scheduling, modifying, and stopping agentless inventory tasks

Inventory for Network Devices

You can manually create, modify, and stop agentless inventory tasks on the Agentless Inventory Home page.

See About gathering agentless inventory

This task is a step in the process for gathering agentless inventory.

See Gathering agentless inventory

Before you perform these steps, ensure that you have mapped the SNMP devices to the data that you want to gather.

See Using SNMP data mapping tables

To manually create agentless inventory tasks

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Discovery and Inventory > Agentless Inventory.

  2. In the Agentless Inventory Tasks Web Part, on the Available Tasks tab, on the toolbar, click New.

  3. In the New Agentless Inventory Task dialog box, give the task a descriptive name, and then do the following:

    • Select Group of Devices, and then, in the drop-down list, click the group of devices that you want to gather inventory from.

      See About resource filters

    • Under Group of Devices, check the types of devices that you want to gather inventory from.

    • (Optional) To gather inventory from an individual device, select Individual device, and then, in the drop-down list, click the device that you want to gather inventory from

      This list includes all SNMP-enabled devices that have been previously discovered and have resources in the Configuration Management Database (CMDB).

    • (Optional) Click Advanced, specify the maximum number of threads per inventory task, and then click OK.

      During the inventory process, a separate thread is used for each device. The maximum number of threads is based on the amount of traffic that you want this task to generate and on the capacity of your Notification Server computer.

  4. Click OK.

To schedule agentless inventory tasks

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Discovery and Inventory > Agentless Inventory.

  2. In the Agentless Inventory Tasks Web Part, on the Available Tasks tab, click the task that you want to schedule, and then click Schedule.

  3. In the New Schedule dialog box, configure the task schedule according to your needs, and then click Schedule.

To configure or stop agentless inventory tasks

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Discovery and Inventory > Agentless Inventory.

  2. In the Agentless Inventory Tasks Web Part, on the Available Tasks tab, click the task that you want to schedule, and then do one of the following:

    • To configure the task run schedule, on the toolbar, click Schedule.

      In the New Schedule dialog box, configure the task according to your needs, and then click Schedule.

    • To configure the task settings, on the toolbar, click the Edit symbol.

      In the New Agentless Inventory Task dialog box, configure the task according to your needs, and then click OK.

    • To stop the task, click the Tasks Run tab, click the task that you want to stop, and then, on the toolbar, click Stop.

The next step is to view the agentless inventory data.

See Viewing agentless inventory results