Inventory Deep DiveDavid Babbitt
What matters most?What are yousupposed to do aboutit?How do you learnwhat you don’t know?
A B
Software Inventory
• Suggests whatmatters most• Applications youshould considerremoving• Applications youshould care the mostabout• Product k...
Custom Device Groups
• No suggestions (yet)• DIY rules to matchattribute values• Filters noise• Dashboard• Timeline• Group as working set• Tick...
Getting a good scan (7.0)
• Unknown devicesgrouped bysuspected problem• Fix login errors• Alternate ports• Rescan• Device-by-deviceguidance for hard...
Future *
• Suggests commontasks for inventoryassets• Uses rules to matchattribute values toidentify cross-section• Progress tracked...
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Speaker: David Babbitt, Technical Programs Manager, Spiceworks
10:15 - 11:00
Hair on fire? Lots of balls in the air? Some idioms were seemingly invented to describe IT pros managing their networks. But it doesn't have to be this way! Inventory isn't just a tool to discover what's on your network or to occasionally fish out some obscure detail. Learn how to use Spiceworks Inventory to get organized and manage the care and feeding of your network. Topics include:

Utilizing best practices for getting everything into Inventory

Following suggested workflows in the app to manage your network

Learning to create your own workflows with custom groups and custom attributes

Focusing your scans on devices that matter most

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Inventory Deep Dive

  1. 1. Inventory Deep DiveDavid Babbitt
  2. 2. What matters most?What are yousupposed to do aboutit?How do you learnwhat you don’t know?
  3. 3. A B
  4. 4. Software Inventory
  5. 5. • Suggests whatmatters most• Applications youshould considerremoving• Applications youshould care the mostabout• Product keys• Mark verified• License types• Shared licenses• Monitors and alerts• Dashboard widgetSoftware InventoryA BFOCUS
  6. 6. Custom Device Groups
  7. 7. • No suggestions (yet)• DIY rules to matchattribute values• Filters noise• Dashboard• Timeline• Group as working set• Tickets to track andreport time (optional)• Monitors and alertsCustom Device GroupsA BFOCUS
  8. 8. Getting a good scan (7.0)
  9. 9. • Unknown devicesgrouped bysuspected problem• Fix login errors• Alternate ports• Rescan• Device-by-deviceguidance for hardproblemsGetting a good scan (7.0)A BFOCUS
  10. 10. Future *
  11. 11. • Suggests commontasks for inventoryassets• Uses rules to matchattribute values toidentify cross-section• Progress trackedacross cross-section• Suggested resourcesfrom the community• Track time and report• Monitors and alertsFuture *A BFOCUS

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