Automatically creating configuration items for network devices

Article:HOWTO64072  |  Created: 2011-12-20  |  Updated: 2011-12-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO64072
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Automatically creating configuration items for network devices

Gathering and entering asset information is one of the first steps in asset management. You must create a configuration item for each asset that you want to track.

See About configuration items.

You can manually create configuration items or they can be automatically created. You must manually create configuration items for non-networked assets like office equipment, racks, and monitors. For networked devices, you can use inventory management tools to automate the task of creating a configuration item. For example, you can gather inventory data about computers on your network, and then have each computer automatically created as a configuration item.

To automatically create configuration items for network devices

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Actions menu, click Discover > Import Microsoft Active Directory.

  2. Specify the import settings and click Apply.

    Each identified device is set up as a configuration item in the system.

  3. (Optional) To view the configuration items, in the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Service and Asset Management > Manage Configuration Items, and then click the correct folder and configuration item type.


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