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Manually migrating custom inventory script files

ITMS 6.x Migration

You can manually migrate your custom inventory script files. However, you must perform custom configuration steps to make them operate correctly in the new environment.

Table: Process for manually migrating 6.x custom inventory script files for Windows

Step

Action

Description

Step 1

Create a backup of your custom inventory script files.

Before you migrate your custom inventory files, create a backup copy of them.

See Backing up custom inventory script files

Step 2

Perform Inventory Solution migration with the Symantec Notification Server Migration Wizard.

Inventory Solution migration with the Symantec Notification Server Migration Wizard lets you automatically migrate a number of Inventory Solution items.

See About Inventory Solution data migration with Symantec Notification Server Migration Wizard

Step 3

Copy your custom inventory script files to your Notification Server 7.5 computer.

Copy your custom inventory script files to your Notification Server 7.5 computer.

When you install or upgrade to Symantec Management Platform 7.5 on Windows computers, the Symantec Management Agent automatically creates a package directory for storing your custom inventory script files.

See Copying custom inventory script files to the Notification Server 7.5 computer

Step 4

Create INI files.

In version 6.x, there are several INI files that control the inventory processes that run on client computers.

To run 6.x custom inventory in the 7.5 environment, you need to create similar INI or batch files to execute the desired command lines.

See About creating an INI file for custom inventory

Step 5

Meet the prerequisites to create a custom inventory software resource package.

Before setting up the software resource package, you must ensure that the certain prerequisites are met on your Notification Server 7.5 computer.

See Prerequisites for creating a custom inventory software resource package

Step 6

Create a software resource with a package and a command line.

You need to create a software resource with a package and a command line before performing Quick Delivery tasks.

A software resource is similar to the software delivery package in 6.x.

A software resource contains the package definition that includes the path to the package, and the program definition that includes the desired command line.

See Creating a software resource with a package and a command line for custom inventory script files

Step 7

Create the Quick Delivery task for a custom inventory script file.

To successfully use manually migrated custom inventory script files in the new environment, you need Software Management Solution to create and perform the Quick Delivery tasks.

See Creating the Quick Delivery task for a custom inventory script file

Step 8

Create a custom data class.

Create a custom data class for a custom inventory script task.

When you create the custom data class, ensure that you enter the name and the description for the data class from your manually migrated custom inventory script file.

See Creating and configuring a data class

Step 9

Create a custom inventory script task.

Create a custom inventory script task that gathers the custom inventory.

See Creating a custom inventory script task

When you customize the custom inventory script task, ensure that you add the logic to gather the data and populate the attribute variables in the script according to the data in your manually migrated custom inventory script file.

See Configuring the custom inventory sample script for Windows

Table: Process for manually migrating 6.x custom inventory script files for UNIX, Linux, and Mac

Step

Action

Description

Step 1

Create a backup of your custom inventory script files.

Before you migrate your custom inventory files, create a backup copy of them.

See Backing up custom inventory script files

Step 2

Perform Inventory Solution migration with the Symantec Notification Server Migration Wizard.

Inventory Solution migration with the Symantec Notification Server Migration Wizard lets you automatically migrate a number of Inventory Solution items.

See About Inventory Solution data migration with Symantec Notification Server Migration Wizard

Step 3

Copy your custom inventory script files and packages to your Notification Server 7.5 computer.

When you install or upgrade to Symantec Management Platform 7.5, the Symantec Management Agent does not create any special directory for storing your custom inventory script files on UNIX, Linux and Mac computers. You can define by yourself where to store your custom inventory script files for UNIX, Linux, and Mac.

See Copying custom inventory script files to the Notification Server 7.5 computer

Step 4

Create a custom data class.

Create a custom data class for a custom inventory script task.

When you create the custom data class, ensure that you enter the name and the description for the data class from your manually migrated custom inventory script file.

See Creating and configuring a data class

Step 5

Create a custom inventory script task.

Create a custom inventory script task that gathers the custom inventory.

See Creating a custom inventory script task

When you customize the custom inventory script task, ensure that you copy and paste the script text from your manually migrated custom inventory script file.

See Configuring the custom inventory sample script for UNIX, Linux, and Mac