About gathering agentless inventory from network devices
Inventory for Network Devices lets you gather agentless inventory data from the discovered SNMP network devices such as computers, network printers, network-attached storage devices, and network backup devices. To gather inventory, agentless tasks run on discovered devices and report the data to Notification Server. The data is stored in the Configuration Management Database (CMDB). You can configure the automated tasks that are scheduled to run at regular intervals to keep your inventory data current.
You can only gather inventory from the SNMP-enabled devices on your network that are already discovered. Run the Network Discovery task to discover your network devices and create resources for them in the CMDB. Make sure that the connection profile of the Network Discovery task has the SNMP turned on.
Agentless inventory tasks use connection profiles to manage the protocols that are used to communicate with network devices. Connection profiles are components of the Symantec Management Platform. When a device is discovered, a resource for that device is created in the CMDB. The resource keeps a record of the protocols that were used to communicate with the device. Agentless inventory tasks automatically use the same protocols that were enabled when the device was discovered.
The process for gathering agentless inventory from network devices is as follows:
Table: Process for gathering agentless inventory from network devices
Discover network devices.
You can only gather inventory from the network devices that are already discovered.
Use SNMP data mapping tables to define how to map SNMP devices to the data that you want to gather.
SNMP data mapping tables identify the data fields that you want to gather inventory from and apply the settings to the selected device types.