Administration Guide

Configuring Alloy Discovery Synchronization

Alloy Navigator 2023 (AN2023) uses the Alloy Discovery Connector tool to import audit data from the Alloy Discovery 2023 (AD2023) database. The Alloy Discovery Connector performs the following tasks:

  • Creating Computer records and updating existing Computers with data from audit snapshots;

  • Creating Chromebook records and updating existing Chromebooks with data from audit snapshots (Chromebooks are Computer records in the Chromebook category);

  • Creating Hardware records and updating existing Hardware with data from audit snapshots;

  • Creating Person, Location, and Organization records for computer users;

    NOTE: When attempting to match user information from Alloy Discovery to Person records in Alloy Navigator, the Alloy Discovery Connector uses the Person Matching Algorithm. For details on that algorithm, see Person Matching Algorithm.

  • Updating information about discovered installations in Software Product records within the Software Catalog;

    TIP: You may need to clean up the Software Catalog from time to time. For details, see How Tos: How to maintain the Software Catalog.

  • Tracking installed software and monitoring Software Licensing Compliance.

INFO: For details on maintaining software product records and monitoring software licensing compliance, see How to Monitor Software Licensing Compliance.

If you want to synchronize Alloy Navigator with Alloy Discovery, you must create and configure an Alloy Discovery Synchronization job. In order to process multiple AD databases, create individual jobs for each database.