Managing Inventory Servers

You use the Services > Inventory Servers section of the Settings App to view the list of all Inventory Servers registered in the Alloy Discovery database and configure Inventory Server performance settings.

Each record contains details about a particular Inventory Server instance. The Inventory Server icon indicates the state of the server:

- the Inventory Server is active (running)

- the Inventory Server is not active (stopped or uninstalled)

NOTE: The Settings App only displays the state of Inventory Server instances. To start, stop, or restart an Inventory Server, you must use the Inventory Server Manager on the computer where this server is installed. For details, see Inventory Server Manager.

The following information is available for each server in the list:

  • Name - the name of the computer hosting the Inventory Server instance.

  • Version - the Inventory Server version.

  • Audit Tools Version - the version of Alloy Audit Tools.

  • Startup Account - the Inventory Server startup account.

  • Check Time - the last time the server confirmed its active status. If the last check time is more than one minute old, the server is considered inactive and its status icon turns gray.

Each entry of the list contains details about a particular Inventory Server. This statistics is presented in the Inventory Server [ Server Name ] window, where you can view server properties, and manage the server performance.

To view the details of an Inventory Server:

To tune the Inventory Server performance:

  1. Double-click the Inventory Server record to bring up the Inventory Server [ Server Name ] window.

  2. In the Performance section, configure the instance to perform multiple different Inventory Server tasks simultaneously.

  1. Click OK.

To delete an Inventory Server from the list:

  • If you have uninstalled an Inventory Server instance, you can delete its record from the list by selecting it and clicking the Delete button .

NOTE: You can delete only "Not Active" (uninstalled) Inventory Server instances.

To refresh the Inventory Server list:

  • Click Refresh, or right-click anywhere in the list and choose Refresh from the pop-up menu.