Preparing managed computers for inventory and metering

Article:HOWTO63514  |  Created: 2011-12-16  |  Updated: 2012-04-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63514
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Preparing managed computers for inventory and metering

Inventory and application metering policies and tasks require that target computers to be managed. Managed computers are the computers that have the Symantec Management Agent installed on them.

See About gathering inventory on managed computers.

See About metering and denying applications.

Table: Process for preparing managed computers for inventory and metering

Step

Action

Description

Step 1

Discover the computers that you want to manage.

You can discover the computers that are not yet managed by the Symantec Management Agent. When computers are discovered, resource objects are created for them in the Configuration Management Database (CMDB). You may have discovered computers when you installed the Symantec Management Platform or when you added new computers to the network.

For more information, see the topics about the resource discovery in the Symantec Management Platform User Guide.

Step 2

Manage the computers by installing the Symantec Management Agent.

You may have performed this task when you installed the Symantec Management Platform or when you added new computers to the network.

For more information, see the topic about methods for installing the Symantec Management Agent for Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Mac computers in the Symantec Management Platform User Guide.

Step 3

Prepare managed computers by installing or upgrading plug-ins.

To inventory or meter managed computers, you must install or upgrade the following plug-ins on target computers:

  • Inventory Plug-in.

    You install this plug-in for Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Mac computers.

  • Application Metering Plug-in for Windows.

    You install this plug-in for Windows client computers only.

  • Inventory Pack for Servers Plug-in.

    If you have Inventory Pack for Servers, you install this plug-in for Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Mac computers.

See Installing the Inventory and Application Metering Plug-ins.

See Upgrading the Inventory and Application Metering Plug-ins.


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