Administration Guide

Server-side Components

Updated in 8.4

Inventory Server

The Inventory Server is a Windows service for running all automated tasks in Alloy Discovery , scheduled or initiated at user’s request.

The Inventory Server requires a significant amount of system resources. When your organization has more than 500 computers, you can consider installing the Inventory Server on a dedicated server computer, separately from your Microsoft SQL Server instance for the Alloy Discovery database.

INFO: For details, see Installation Guide: Server Machine Requirements.

You can have several Inventory Server instances registered in your Alloy Discovery database for the purpose of auditing different networks or network segments.

You configure and register the Inventory Server by using the Alloy Inventory Server Manager. You can start the Inventory Server Manager as follows:

  • In the Alloy Control Panel, click the Inventory Server Manager icon.

  • From the Alloy Discovery Desktop App, select Tools > Inventory Server Manager on the main menu (when the server computer hosting the Inventory Server has the Alloy Discovery Desktop App installed).