Administration Guide

Multiple Inventory Servers

Updated in 2022.1

The Alloy Inventory Server is a Windows service for running all tasks and scheduled events in Alloy Discovery. Alloy Discovery supports multiple Inventory Server instances per your Alloy Discovery database.

You may want to use different servers for auditing different networks or network segments to manage specific locations, or cut down the time it takes to gather device information in your environment. Additionally, you can configure every server to run several different tasks simultaneously to streamline the audit process.

Having multiple inventory servers requires that the instance that is the nearest to the SQL Server is designated as primary. This approach significantly improves the audit snapshot processing performance in distributed networks.

INFO: For details, see Help: Setting Inventory Server instance as primary.