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Managing device inventory

Create, edit, run, stop, or delete inventory schedules. A list of existing inventory schedule jobs is displayed.

NOTE:

● To perform any tasks on OpenManage Enterprise, you must have necessary role-based user privileges and scope-based operational access to the devices. See

Role and scope-based access

.

● Users with DEVICE_MANAGEMENT privileges will not be able to use the Run Inventory on Group option available on

All Devices > Inventory .

By clicking OpenManage Enterprise > Monitor > Inventory , you can generate a device inventory report to better manage your data center, reduce maintenance, maintain minimum stock, and reduce operational costs. By using the Inventory Schedules feature in OpenManage Enterprise, you can schedule jobs to run at predefined time, and then generate reports. You can schedule inventory jobs on the 12th generation and later PowerEdge servers, networking devices, PowerEdge chassis,

EqualLogic arrays, Compellent Arrays, and PowerVault devices.

On this page, you can create, edit, run, stop, or delete inventory schedules. A list of existing inventory schedule jobs is displayed.

● NAME : The inventory schedule name.

● SCHEDULE : Indicates if the job is scheduled to run now or later.

● LAST RUN : Indicates the time the job was last run.

● STATUS : Indicates if the job is running, completed, or failed.

NOTE: On the Discovery and Inventory Schedules pages, the status of a scheduled job is identified by Queued in the

STATUS column. However, the same status is indicated as Scheduled on the Jobs page.

To preview a job information, click the row corresponding to the job. The right pane displays the job data and the target groups associated with the inventory task. To view information about the job, click View Details . The Job Details page displays more information. See

View job details

.

Related tasks

Run an inventory job now

Stop an inventory job

Delete an inventory job

Create an inventory job

Topics:

Create an inventory job

Run an inventory job now

Stop an inventory job

Delete an inventory job

Edit an inventory schedule job

Create an inventory job

The following steps describes how you can initiate the inventory collection on the discovered groups.

Prerequisites

● To perform any tasks on OpenManage Enterprise, you must have necessary role-based user privileges and scope-based operational access to the devices. See

Role and scope-based access

.

● Inventory collection on chassis storage sleds is not supported in OpenManage Enterprise if they are managed via chassis device management.

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Steps

1. To initiate the Inventory wizard, do one of the following: a. On the All Devices page ( OpenManage Enterprise > Devices ), select a group on the left pane and from Inventory drop-down menu click Run Inventory on Group .

b. On the Inventory page ( OpenManage Enterprise > Monitor > Inventory ), click Create .

2. In the Inventory dialog box, a default inventory job name is populated in Inventory Job Name . To change, enter an inventory job name.

3. From the Select Groups drop-down menu, select the device groups on which the inventory must be run.

If you have initiated the Inventory job from the All Devices page after selecting a group, then Select Groups will be prepopulated with the selected group name. For information about device groups, see

Organize devices into groups .

4. In the Scheduling section, run the job immediately or schedule for a later point of time.

See

Schedule job field definitions

.

5. The following Additional Options can be selected while running the inventory job:

● Select the Collect configuration inventory check box to generate an inventory of the configuration compliance baseline.

● Select the Collect driver inventory check box to collect driver inventory information from the Windows server. Also, to install the Inventory Collector and Dell System Update on the Windows server if these components are not available on the server.

NOTE:

● 'Collect driver inventory' applies only to devices discovered as 64-bit Windows servers.

● Inventory collection of Windows-based devices is supported only using OpenSSH. Other SSH implementations on

Windows, like the CygWin SSH, are not supported.

For information about configuration compliance baselines, see

Configuration compliance

.

6. Click Finish .

7. The job is created and listed in the queue.

An inventory job is created displayed in the list of inventory jobs. The SCHEDULE column specifies whether the job is

Scheduled or Not Scheduled. See

Run an inventory job now .

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Managing device inventory

Run an inventory job now

Run an existing inventory schedule job immediately.

About this task

NOTE: You cannot rerun a job that is already running.

Steps

1. In the list of existing inventory schedule jobs, select the check box corresponding to the inventory job you want to run immediately.

2. Click Run Now .

The job starts immediately and a message is displayed in the lower-right corner.

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Stop an inventory job

Stop an inventory schedule job that is currently running.

About this task

You can stop the job only if running. Inventory jobs that are completed or failed cannot be stopped. To stop a job:

Steps

1. In the list of existing inventory schedule jobs, select the check box corresponding to the inventory schedule job you want to stop.

2. Click Stop .

The job is stopped and a message is displayed in the lower-right corner.

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Delete an inventory job

Delete an inventory schedule job if is not running.

Steps

1. In the list of existing inventory schedule jobs, select the check box corresponding to the inventory job you want to delete.

2. Click Delete .

The job is deleted and a message is displayed in the lower-right corner.

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Edit an inventory schedule job

Edit an existing inventory schedule job.

Steps

1. Click Edit .

2. In the Inventory Schedule dialog box, edit the inventory job name in Inventory Job Name

. See Create an inventory job .

The inventory schedule job is updated and displayed in the table.

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