In the Control Compliance Suite, you can store assets in a CSV file and import them using a CSV data collector. The assets and their relevant data must be arranged in a specific format in the CSV file for importing them into the infrastructure using the CSV data collector.
In the Control Compliance Suite, a CCS Manager that is registered to a site can be configured as a CSV data collector. The CCS Manager can be configured as a CSV data collector either from the Grid View or from the Map View of the console. Before configuring the CCS Manager, ensure that the CSV file containing the assets is placed in a network share path of the computer that hosts the CCS Manager.
If a CSV file is shared on a CCS Manager collector computer, then ensure that the user has either log on locally or log on as a batch job permission. This permission is required for the CSV data collector of both the single setup and distributed setup modes. The user is the one whose credentials are required to access the network share path. The same user credentials are also specified for the selected platform of the CSV option in the Edit Settings dialog box.
The CSV data collector is used to collect data in the following scenarios:
To collect data for the common fields of the predefined asset types.
You must use the platform, Common in the Common settings dialog box for the CSV configuration.
To collect data for assets that are stored in the CSV files for any predefined asset type or a custom application.