4.6. Inventory

This chapter looks at the inventory report page and the information that can be found on the page. The following topics are included in this chapter:

4.6.1. Inventory report

The Inventory report shows the hardware, software and patch information retrieved from the device during the device audit task.

To view the Inventory report page, click Inventory in the left-hand menu.

Inventory report table

The following information is presented in the Inventory report:

Heading Description
Device Name of the device that the inventory was run against.
Hardware version The hardware version of the device.
Software version The software version of the device.
Patch The current patch revision on the device.
Device checked at The date/time the inventory was last audited on the device.
Meta-info The Location of the device Team it belongs to.

4.6.1.1. Updating the Inventory report

To update the inventory information, a device audit task needs to be run against the device.

To run the device audit task for an individual device:

  1. Within the Inventory report page click on a device name.

  2. You are navigated to the Device detail page, click the Tasks tab.

  3. Within the TASKS section, right-click Create Device Audit and then click Execute now.

    Run device audit

  4. If you want to select multiple devices to audit, click Choose devices, select all the devices and then click Confirm.

  5. Click Execute

  6. Click Yes in the Question window to continue.

  7. The Device audit task will be execute on all the devices selected and the device inventory information will update on the Inventory report page.

To schedule a Device audit:

  1. In the left-hand menu, click Profiles.

  2. On the Manage profiles page, click the Device Audit profile name. The Device Audit profile is a default profile, created during the PxM installation.

  3. You are navigated to the Device Audit profile page. You will see that the Create Device Audit task has already been added and a schedule set.

    Device audit profile

  4. To change the schedule, click manage next to Tasks.

  5. Within the Manager:tasks window, the Create Device Audit task will be highlighted. Click on the Edit pencil icon icon at the end of the row and select tick the checkbox to select the schedule to be implemented to the task.

    Schedule device audit

  6. Click the Save icon icon. The schedule is updated.

  7. Click Save changes.

  8. Now add the devices you want the scheduled device audit to run against. Click add next to.

  9. Within the Add devices to profiles window tick the checkbox next to each device you want to add to the profile.

  10. For each device, select the access level that will be used to run the task on the device.

  11. Click Add to save and add the devices to the profile. The Device audit task will now run against the listed devices at the scheduled time and the Inventory report updated to reflect any changes.