Hardware and Software Inventory is the foundation on which all other system management capabilities of
Network Node (or Node) is a piece of equipment which may operate on a network. There are three types of network nodes: computers, Chromebooks, network devices.
Computers can be physical computers, virtual machines, and hypervisors.
A hypervisor, also called virtual machine manager (VMM), is a hardware virtualization technique, usually a special software environment, that allows multiple operating systems, called guests or virtual machines, to run concurrently on a host machine. It manages the host's processor, memory, and other resources allocated to each operating system. Hypervisors are frequently installed on server hardware to host virtual machines that themselves act as servers.
INFO: For details on supported hypervisors, see
For supported virtualization platforms,
Inventory information is audit data collected on different types of network nodes. Inventory information collected on computers and Chromebooks is stored in the audit snapshots.
Audit snapshots are the end result of your audit. An audit snapshot contains up-to-the-minute hardware and software details of the audited computer or inventory information of the audited Chromebook. Depending on audit settings, a snapshot consists of the following files:
ADT — An .adt snapshot file is always created during the audit of a computer. The .adt file contains hardware inventory data and information about installed software. Information in .adt files is organized in sections with a set of audit attributes in each.
SCN — If you configure
Alloy Discoveryto scan drives for files, an .scn file is also created during the audit of a computer. Information in .scn files is organized in two sections. The first section contains the detailed portion of the file scan results, i.e. file size, date, location, version, and other properties of individual files that match the search mask. The second section of the .scn file contains the summary of the file scan results, i.e. volume statistics for all files that match the search mask, broken down by folder location.
ADTX — An .adtx snapshot file is created during the audit of a Chromebook. The .adtx file contains inventory data loaded from the Google Admin console.
After the Inventory Analyzer has collected snapshots and/or the