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Created: 27 Sep 2012 | 2 comments

We are using Symantec Management Platform 7.1 SP2

Is there a way to monitor when each client is rebooted and track when each of these reboots occurs?



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mclemson's picture

There are some existing reboot reports.  If those don't meet your needs, see if the data you want is in the Evt_Reboot or Inv_Reboot_History tables.  If you need data beyond this, you would want to create a custom data class and then write a custom inventory to populate that data class, after which you could schedule the custom inventory to run on a recurring schedule, then report on that data.  Does this help at all?

Mike Clemson, Senior Systems Engineer, ASC
Intuitive Technology Group -- Symantec Platinum Partner

tasmith1987's picture

From what I can see it looks like those have to do with patching or just when inventory is ran.  A lot of our PCs reboot daily but they only show up once in month in the Evt_Reboot table.  The Inv_Reboot_History table doesn’t exist for us.  I think what I’d need to do is create a custom data class, which I’ve done then set the custom inventory to run on each bootup, but I haven’t been able to find a way to do that yet.

I also see under 6.0 Legacy Reports, Assets and Inventory, Inventory, Unix, Operating System; a Computer Reboot History report.  From what I’ve seen online those aren’t the easiest to get to work.  We are looking into this for Linux PCs, so this report might be just what we need.  The SQL query is pretty easy but again the Inv_Unix_RebootHistory table doesn’t exist. 

Another possible way of doing this is by running a task with the command “last reboot” and having “Save script output with task status” checked.  This shows all the reboots for the linux machines, but we’d have to go into each machine to see this.  Is there a way to export all of those results to a report?

Would it be best to try to get inventory to run on each bootup, to figure out the Legacy Report, finding a way to export the results of a task to a report, or is there a better way?