Primary and secondary assets

Article:HOWTO29357  |  Created: 2010-01-17  |  Updated: 2010-12-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO29357
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Primary and secondary assets

Primary assets are the assets that should be imported first to import certain other kind of assets. Primary assets act as the default scope to import the other asset types. The assets that are imported after the primary assets are the secondary assets. Primary assets constitute the super-set of the secondary assets.

For example, in the Control Compliance Suite, you must import the Windows Domain before you import the Windows Machines. In this example, Windows Domain is the primary asset and the Windows Machine is the secondary asset. In the asset system Windows Domain is the default scope for the Windows Machines.

In the asset system, Site is the primary asset for all the asset types. When you import the assets of any asset type, you can use the Site as the scope. But, it is not recommended to use the Site as a scope even if it is a supported scope for all the asset types. You are recommended to use the default scopes.

Using the default scope implies the import of the primary assets before the secondary assets.

Table: Predefined asset types and primary assets

Asset type

Primary asset

ESM Agents

Site

ESM Agents

Oracle Configured Databases

Site

Oracle Configured Servers

Site

SQL Databases

SQL Server

SQL Server

Site

UNIX Machine

Site

UNIX Group

UNIX Machine

UNIX File

UNIX Machine

Windows Domain

Site

Windows Machine

Windows Domain

Windows Group

Windows Machine

Windows Directory

Windows Machine

Windows File

Windows Machine

IIS Virtual Directory

Windows Machine

IIS Web Site

Windows Machine

Windows Share

Windows Machine

Administrative Group MS-Exchange

Organization MS-Exchange

Exchange Server

Organization MS-Exchange

Organization MS-Exchange

Site

Site is the primary asset for ESM Agents, Oracle Configured Databases, Oracle Configured Servers, SQL Servers, UNIX Machine, Windows Domain, and Organization MS-Exchange.

The primary asset for the SQL asset types is SQL Server.

The primary asset for the UNIX asset types is UNIX Machine.

The primary asset for the Windows asset types is Windows Domain.


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