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Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices

  1. 1. ALTIRIS® INVENTORY SOLUTION 6.0 FOR NETWORK DEVICES PRODUCT GUIDE
  2. 2. Notice Copyright © 2003-2004, Altiris Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 1989, 1991, 1992 by Carnegie Mellon University Derivative Work - 1996, 1998-2000 Copyright 1996, 1998-2000 The Regents of the University of California All Rights Reserved Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appears in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation, and that the name of CMU and The Regents of the University of California not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the software without specific written permission. CMU AND THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. IN NO EVENT SHALL CMU OR THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM THE LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE. Copyright (c) 2001-2002, Networks Associates Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. • Neither the name of the Networks Associates Technology, Inc. nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices Product Guide 2
  3. 3. Notice Portions of this code are copyright (c) 2001-2002, Cambridge Broadband Ltd. All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. • The name of Cambridge Broadband Ltd. may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. Product Version: 6.0 Document Date: June 29, 2004 Bootworks U.S. Patent No. 5,764,593. RapiDeploy U.S. Patent No. 6,144,992. Due to the inherently complex nature of computer software, Altiris does not warrant that the Altiris software is error-free, will operate without interruption, is compatible with all equipment and software configurations, or will otherwise meet your needs. The content of this documentation is furnished for informational use only, is subject to change without notice, and should not be construed as a commitment by Altiris. Altiris Inc. assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in this documentation. For the latest documentation, visit our Web site at www.altiris.com. Altiris, the Altiris logo, BootWorks, Inventory Solution, LabExpert, PC Transplant, RapiDeploy, and RapidInstall are registered trademarks of Altiris, Inc. in the United States. Carbon Copy is a registered trademark licensed to Altiris, Inc. in the United States and a trademark of Altiris, Inc. in other countries. Altiris eXpress, Altiris Vision, Application Management Solution, Application Metering Solution, Asset Control Solution, Asset Management Suite, Client Management Suite, Compliance Toolkit, Conflict Analysis Solution, Contract Management Solution, Deployment Server, Deployment Solution, Education Management Suite, Helpdesk, Helpdesk Solution, HP Client Manager Software, Lab Management Suite, Migration Toolkit, Mobile Client for SMS, My IT Forum, Notification Server, Problem Management Suite, Server Management Suite, Server Monitor Solution, Site Monitor Solution, Software Delivery Solution, TCO Management Solution, Unix Client for SMS, Unix Inventory Solution, Unix Software Deliver Solution, Web Admin for SMS, Web Reports and other product names are trademarks of Altiris, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. HP is a registered trademark of the Hewlett-Packard Corporation. Compaq is a registered trademark of the Hewlett-Packard Corporation. Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices Product Guide 3
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  5. 5. Contents Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Chapter 1: Introducing Inventory Solution for Network Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Chapter 2: Installing Inventory Solution for Network Devices on the Notification Server . . . . . . . . . 7 Installing Inventory Solution for Network Devices .......................................... 7 Installing the License ............................................................... 7 Chapter 3: Using Inventory Solution for Network Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Prerequisites ...................................................................... 9 Collecting Network Device Inventory .................................................... 9 Working with MIB Mapping Table Definitions ............................................ 10 Making a New MIB Mapping Table Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Importing a MIB Mapping Table Definition ........................................... 10 Exporting a MIB Mapping Table Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Deleting MIB Mapping Table Definition ............................................. 11 Chapter 4: Configuring and Testing Inventory Solution for Network Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Modifying the Network Device Inventory Policy’s Advanced Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Enabling the Network Device Inventory Policy to do Diagnostic Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Running the Network Device Inventory Policy Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Viewing the SNMP MIB Manager Log File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Appendix A: Solution-Specific Context Sensitive Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Network Inventory Policy Configuration Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Import MIB File Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Import Table Mapping Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Remove Inventory Table Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Network Device MIB Entry Selection Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Inventory Data Mapping Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Test Table Mappings on Device Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 SNMP MIB Manager Log File Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Altiris Documentation Template User Guide 5
  6. 6. Chapter 1: Introducing Inventory Solution for Network Devices Altiris® Inventory Solution for Network Devices™ is designed to meet the demands of today’s diverse network environments. It gathers inventories from SNMP enabled devices (such as computers, routers, switches, and printers) in a company’s network. A variety of data collection options ensure that Inventory Solution for Network Devices works in many environments. To help maximize your investment, Inventory Solution for Network Devices goes beyond simple data gathering. By providing a Web-based management console, policies to alert you of critical information, and professional quality Web Reports. Inventory Solution for Network Devices includes the tools you need to transform your network device inventory data into useful information. When the Network Device Inventory policy is run, Inventory Solution for Network Devices collects inventory data and generates easy-to-understand inventory reports. Inventory data can be collected from network devices on a repeating schedule by enabling the scheduler in a policy or can be collected as soon as possible for testing and troubleshooting by using the Discover Now button in the Network Device Discovery Settings page. The licensing model of Inventory Solution for Network Devices is one license per node. A node consists of a device on the network, such as a computer, printer, switch or router. Many switches and routers can be linked in parallel to appear as a single virtual device, Inventory Solution for Network Devices will detect and license the individual switches comprising the virtual switch accordingly. Note: If you think your license count is incorrect, check the “Chassis and Modules” report to see which switches may be contained within the device. Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices provides a default inventory policy that gathers inventory on all network devices at a scheduled time (in the evening hours). If you want to gather inventory from devices that which might not be present in the evening hours (such as notebook computers) or if you have devices in remote sites or in different time zones, you might want to break up the inventory gathering into multiple schedules and different collections of devices by making additional policies. Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices Product Guide 6
  7. 7. Chapter 2: Installing Inventory Solution for Network Devices on the Notification Server Inventory Solution for Network Devices must be installed and licensed on a computer running Notification Server. For more information on installing Notification Server, see the Altiris Notification Server Help. Installing Inventory Solution for Network Devices 1 From the Altiris Console, click the Configuration tab. 2 Click on Upgrade/Install Additional Solutions. 3 Click the Available Solutions tab. 4 Select Inventory Solution for Network Devices. 5 Click Start. The installation process may take several minutes. Installing the License Altiris solutions automatically install with a 7-day trial license. You must apply for a 30-day evaluation license or purchase a full license from the Altiris web site to continue using this product. To install a license 1 From the Altiris Console, click the Configuration tab view. 2 In the treeview pane, click Licensing. 3 In the right pane, click Install License. Click on the link to the Altiris Web site location for registration. Follow the instructions on the Altiris Web site for registering your product. Your license key will then be sent to you. 4 After you receive your license key, open the Altiris Console, then click the Configuration tab view. 5 Click the Install License tab view. 6 To install from an e-mail message: a Select Paste content of Licenses below. b Copy and paste the license from the e-mail message into the window. c Click Install License. The licenses will be installed. If there is an error, it will appear on the bottom of the page. 7 To install from one or more files: a Place your file(s) into a folder containing only the license files you wish to install. Important: This folder should only contain license files. b Select Path to license folder. Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices Product Guide 7
  8. 8. Chapter 2: Installing Inventory Solution for Network Devices on the Notification Server c Enter the path of the folder or click Browse and browse to the folder. d Click Install License. The licenses will be installed. If there is an error, it will appear on the bottom of the page. 8 Confirm the license(s) installed successfully. a Click on the Configuration tab view. b In the treeview pane, click Licensing. c Select the License Status tab view. For more information on product licenses and how to purchase other Altiris suites or solutions, see the Altiris web site at http://www.altiris.com Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices Product Guide 8
  9. 9. Chapter 3: Using Inventory Solution for Network Devices This section contains the following topics: • Prerequisites (page 9) • Collecting Network Device Inventory (page 9) • Working with MIB Mapping Table Definitions (page 10) Prerequisites Before you can collect network device inventory data, you must • Have installed an Altiris 6 Notification Server on your network. This product requires that the Notification Server must be on Windows 2000 or later. For detailed information on Notification Server, see the Altiris Notification Server Reference Guide and Altiris Notification Server Help. • Use Internet Explorer 6.0 or later for the browser. • Have the Network Discovery (included with Inventory Solution for Network Devices) installed on the Notification Server and have discovered the devices on the network. For information on network discovery, see the Altiris Network Discovery Product Guide. • Have Inventory Solution for Network Devices installed on the Notification Server. • Complete a network discovery. For information on network discovery, see the Altiris Network Discovery Product Guide. Collecting Network Device Inventory Network Discovery will populate the database with only a small amount of data—enough to identify the device. Inventory Solution for Network Devices goes beyond that initial data and gathers more information and in more detail based on the table mappings defined. Important: Before starting to work with Inventory Solution for Network Devices and mapping the MIBS and table definitions, do a “network discovery”. Information from the network discovery is required for Inventory Solution for Network Devices. For information about network discovery, see the Altiris Network Discovery Product Guide. Network devices can be inventoried automatically based on the schedule in the scan groups. To collect network device inventory data 1 In the Altiris Console, click the Tasks tab. 2 In the left pane, click Assets and Inventory > Network Devices > Inventory Collection Policy. 3 In the right pane update the schedule to perform the task at the wanted time. 4 Click the Apply button. The message “Changes saved.” will appear below the Apply and Cancel buttons. Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices Product Guide 9
  10. 10. Chapter 3: Using Inventory Solution for Network Devices Working with MIB Mapping Table Definitions To help with testing and troubleshooting, network devices can also be inventoried manually. For more information see “Running the Network Device Inventory Policy Manually” on page 12. Working with MIB Mapping Table Definitions Inventory is gathered from devices based on the MIB definitions that you have chosen to use. Individual object IDs are mapped into columns within the SQL tables that you define. This section contains the following topics: • Making a New MIB Mapping Table Definition (page 10) • Importing a MIB Mapping Table Definition (page 10) • Exporting a MIB Mapping Table Definition (page 11) • Deleting MIB Mapping Table Definition (page 11) Making a New MIB Mapping Table Definition 1 In the Altiris Console, click the Tasks tab. 2 In the left pane, click Assets and Inventory > Network Devices > Inventory Data Mapping. 3 Click the New button. 4 Type the new table definition name in the Table field. 5 Type the table class in the MIF Class field. 6 To add columns to the table: a Click the Add button beneath the Columns table. b Type a name for the column. c Choose the data type and length. d Select the Key field if this column should be unique. e In the ObjectID column, click the “...” button and select the MID and OID to use in this column. 7 Click the Apply button. Importing a MIB Mapping Table Definition If you have previously exported a table mapping definition, you may import that file back into the system. 1 In the Altiris Console, click the Tasks tab. 2 In the left pane, click Assets and Inventory > Network Devices > Inventory Data Mapping. 3 Click the Import Table button. 4 When the Import Table Mapping page appears, enter the folder path and filename of the file you want to import. Tip: You can use the Browse button to enter the filename information. 5 Click the Upload button. The imported table will appear when you add or edit the column object ID within the table definition. Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices Product Guide 10
  11. 11. Chapter 3: Using Inventory Solution for Network Devices Working with MIB Mapping Table Definitions Exporting a MIB Mapping Table Definition When you have defined a MIB mapping, you may want to save it for backup purposes or to use on other installations of the product. 1 In the Altiris Console, click the Tasks tab. 2 In the left pane, click Assets and Inventory > Network Devices > Inventory Data Mapping. 3 Using the Table drop-down list, select the table definition you want to export. Click the Export Table button. The table definition will be stored on the server and a link to that file will be displayed beneath the Apply and Cancel buttons. You can then save the file to another location. Deleting MIB Mapping Table Definition 1 In the Altiris Console, click the Tasks tab. 2 In the left pane, click Assets and Inventory > Network Devices > Inventory Data Mapping. 3 Using the Table drop-down list, select the table definition you want to remove. Note: Click the Delete button nearest to the Table drop-down list. Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices Product Guide 11
  12. 12. Chapter 4: Configuring and Testing Inventory Solution for Network Devices This section include the following topics: • Modifying the Network Device Inventory Policy’s Advanced Settings (page 12) • Enabling the Network Device Inventory Policy to do Diagnostic Reporting (page 12) • Running the Network Device Inventory Policy Manually (page 12) • Viewing the SNMP MIB Manager Log File (page 13) • Reports (page 13) Modifying the Network Device Inventory Policy’s Advanced Settings 1 In the Altiris Console, click the Tasks tab. 2 In the left pane, click Assets and Inventory > Network Devices > Inventory Collection Policy. The Network Inventory Policy Configuration page appears. The Advanced Policies Settings are located at the bottom of the page. 3 Make the wanted changes. 4 Click the Apply button to save the changes. Enabling the Network Device Inventory Policy to do Diagnostic Reporting If you experience questionable behavior or if you want details of then the policies start and complete, you can enable diagnostic information to be reported back to the NS log files. 1 In the Altiris Console, click the Tasks tab. 2 In the left pane, click Assets and Inventory > Network Devices > Inventory Collection Policy. 3 In the Advanced Policy Settings section, click the Log diagnostic information box. 4 Click the Apply button. Running the Network Device Inventory Policy Manually Manual execution of the inventory gathering is required if a schedule is not used. This option is also useful for diagnostics and troubleshooting. 1 In the Altiris Console, click the Tasks tab. 2 In the left pane, click Assets and Inventory > Network Devices > Inventory Collection Policy. 3 Click the Inventory Now button located near the bottom of the page. Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices Product Guide 12
  13. 13. Chapter 4: Configuring and Testing Inventory Solution for Network Devices The message “Inventory Started.” will appear below the Apply and Cancel buttons. Viewing the SNMP MIB Manager Log File If you try to import a MIB file that the manager does not understand or has an error, an error message will be displayed that contains a link to the error log file. The error log file may contain some hints as to what is wrong. To correct these errors, you may need to obtain an updated MIB file or make the necessary changes in the MIB file, then try to import the file again. Reports Altiris has provided many reports that can be used to view network device inventory information. 1 In the Altiris Console, click the Reports tab. 2 In the left pane, click Reports > Asset and Inventory > Network Devices. 3 Click on the folder and report you want to view. Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices Product Guide 13
  14. 14. Appendix A: Solution-Specific Context Sensitive Help This appendix is does not document the context-sensitive help for every page related to Inventory Solution for Network Devices. It only provides the online, context-sensitive help for the page templates that are unique to the Inventory Solution for Network Devices. The online, context- sensitive help for the page templates that are common among multiple solutions are provided by the Altiris Notification Server Solution Help. Network Inventory Policy Configuration Page These settings may need to be altered depending on your network topology, latency or configuration that may prohibit queries from completing successfully. You may adjust these settings to better balance performance and overall accuracy of the data. Some devices may report data at slower rates than others and may timeout if the values are set too low. However, setting some values too high may cause unnecessary waiting for devices that are not active at the time and may take longer to complete the entire process. Item Description Name field The name of the Description field The description of the Applies to list Enable schedule check box Ping device check Ping device for activity. (Default: checked) box SNMP support check Query for SNMP support (Default: checked) box Circular DNS Perform circular DNS resolution. (Default: checked) Resolution check box NetBIOS name and Query for NetBIOS name and domain. (Default: checked) domain check box Maximum threads Maximum number of threads used for discovery (Default: 40) field SNMP timeout field Number of milliseconds to wait for SNMP queries to complete. (Default: 1000 milliseconds) SNMP retries field Number of attempts to obtain SNMP data. (Default: 1) Ping timeout field Maximum number of milliseconds to wait for an ICMP response. (Default: 500 milliseconds) Ping retries field Number of attempts to ping the device. (Default: 1) Log diagnostics Include diagnostics information in log files. (default: unchecked) information check box Inventory Now button Starts a network device inventory immediately. Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices Product Guide 14
  15. 15. Appendix A: Solution-Specific Context Sensitive Help Import MIB File Page Item Description Apply button Enters changes made on the page in the database. Cancel button Cancels changes made on the page so they are not entered in the database. Import MIB File Page If you have a MIB file that is not provided, you may import your MIB file into the system, then choose objects from that MIB definition. The MIB file will copied from the specified location and into the file system on the NS. MIB definitions are not stored within the NS database, but rather the file system. Item Description Filename field The path to the file used to import the MIB information from. Browse button Opens a browse page to select the file to use in the Filename field. OK button Loads the file in the Filename field into the database. Cancel button Closes the Import MIB File page. Import Table Mapping Page Importing and exporting table mapping definitions are often useful when using multiple installations of NS or if you have received updated table mapping definitions. Importing table definitions will create the table mappings and assign them to associated device types. When the import is complete, you can view the table in the Table Mappings page. Item Description Filename field The path to the file used to import the table mapping information from. Browse button Opens a browse page to select the file to use in the Filename field. OK button Loads the file in the Filename field into the database. Cancel button Closes the Import Table Mapping page. Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices Product Guide 15
  16. 16. Appendix A: Solution-Specific Context Sensitive Help Remove Inventory Table Page Remove Inventory Table Page Page Description. Item Description Delete data from table Delete all data from the table without removing the table definition option Delete table Delete all data from the table and delete the table definition so that no more completely option data will be collected for this table. Network Device MIB Entry Selection Page Page Description Item Description MIB drop-down list List of MIBs in the MIB manager database. Object ID list A list of the object ID for the MIB. When an Object ID in the list is selected, information about the object ID appears in the information box below the Object ID list. Apply button Enters changes made on the page in the database. Cancel button Cancels changes made on the page so they are not entered in the database. Inventory Data Mapping Page Page Description Item Description Table drop-down list Used to select a table definition from the discovered network devices in the list. This is a list of all tables know in the system. New button Used to add table definitions. When the New button is clicked, the Table field and the MIF Class field can be modified. Remove button A table definition must be listed in the Table field for the Remove button to be active. The Remove button is used to remove the table definition in the Table field from the database. Import Table button Used to import table definitions. When clicked, the Import Table Mapping page opens. For more information see “Import Table Mapping Page” on page 15. Export Table button The Export button is used to export table definitions to a file. When clicked, the table definition will be saved to a file and a link will be displayed at the bottom of the page. You can then save this file to another location. The file can then be used to import into another system or for backup purposes. MIF Class field Displays the MIF class name for the table definition selected in the Table field. Columns table Displays information about the table definition in the Table field. Add button Adds a new row at the bottom of the Columns table. Remove button Removes the selected row from the Columns table. Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices Product Guide 16
  17. 17. Appendix A: Solution-Specific Context Sensitive Help Test Table Mappings on Device Page Item Description Test on Device button A table definition must be listed in the Table field for the Text on Device button to be active. When clicked, the Test on Device button opens the Test Table Mapping on Device page. For more information see “Test Table Mappings on Device Page” on page 17. information box This is the box below the Add, Remove, and Test on Device buttons. It displays object ID details about the selected item in the Column table. Apply to device types Displays information about the discovered device types. table Note: Not all tables will be populated by all devices. You can choose which device types should be queried for which tables. For instance, only Netware machines will be queried for NetWare tables. Import button When clicked, opens the Import MIB File page. For more information see “Import MIB File Page” on page 15. Device Types button Opens the Network Device Discovery Settings page. For more information, see Altiris Network Discovery Product Guide. Apply button Enters changes made on the page in the database. Cancel button Cancels changes made on the page so they are not entered in the database. Test Table Mappings on Device Page Page Description Item Description IP address field Enter the IP address or the NDS name (for example: dept.company.com) of the network device on which you want to test the mapping. Test button Performs a real-time query to the device to retrieve the details. This data is not stored, it is just used to check the table definition against specific devices. Close button Closes the Test Table Mappings on Device page. SNMP MIB Manager Log File Page Page Description Item Description information field Contains the SNMP MIB Manager Log entries. Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices Product Guide 17
  18. 18. Index C P collect inventory 9 patent 3 context-sensitive help 14 product version 3 creation date of document 3 R D Remove Inventory Table Page help 16 deleting MIB mapping table reports 13 definition 11 diagnostic reporting 12 S document SNMP MIB Manager log file print date 3 viewing 13 SNMP MIB Manager Log File Page E help 17 exporting MIB mapping table solution definition 11 installation 7 I T Import MIB File Page help 15 table definitions Import Table Mapping Page help 15 MIB mapping 10 importing Test Table Mappings on Device Page MIB mapping table definition 10 help 17 installation trademark 3 license 7 solution 7 V introduction 6 version 3 inventory collect 9 Inventory Data Mapping Page help 16 L license installation 7 M MIB mapping table definition deleting 11 exporting 11 importing 10 making 10 MIB mapping table definitions 10 N Network Device Inventory Policy advanced settings 12 running manually 12 Network Device MIB Entry Selection Page help 16 Network Inventory Policy Configuration Page help 14 O overview 6 Altiris Inventory Solution for Network Devices Product Guide 18

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