In the 7.1 SP2 release of Inventory Solution, the following new features are introduced:
Table: List of new features
Support for new platforms.
The Inventory Solution 7.1 SP2 release lets you gather inventory on the target servers that run the following platforms:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1
Mac OS X 10.7
Solaris 10 9/10 (Update 9)
Support for Solaris Zones.
The Inventory Solution 7.1 SP2 release lets you gather inventory on the global zone that is created on your target Solaris platform.
Support for IBM AIX LPARs.
The Inventory Solution 7.1 SP2 release lets you gather inventory on the logical partitions (LPARs) that run on your target IBM AIX servers.
Stand-alone software inventory.
The Inventory Solution 7.1 SP2 release adds the functionality of Software Management Framework Agent to stand-alone inventory and lets you gather more detailed software inventory on the unmanaged computers.
Software Catalog Data Provider includes approximately 400 predefined software products.
In the Inventory Solution 7.1 SP2 release, the newly discovered software components are automatically matched against the list of approximately 400 predefined software products and correlated to the appropriate products from this list.
Automatic association of key program files with metered software components.
The Inventory Solution 7.1 SP2 release lets you automatically meter newly discovered key program files together with software components and software products. You do not have to manually associate program files to metered software components.
New filters for Symantec enterprise products.
The Inventory Solution 7.1 SP2 release provides new filters for Symantec enterprise products.
For example, filters for the following products are available:
Symantec™ Endpoint Protection
Symantec™ System Recovery (formerly Symantec Backup Exec™ System Recovery)
Symantec™ Data Loss Prevention
Veritas Storage Foundation™ from Symantec
PGP™ Whole Disk Encryption from Symantec™
You can view all the product filters in the Symantec Management Console, at Manage > Filters > Software Filters > Agent and Plug-in Filters > Software Products and metering/track usage configuration for the products Filter.