Network Inventory User's Guide

Viewing Record Details

The preview pane shows only a quick summary of the audit data associated with the Network Node. To view detailed information, double-click the record.

Computer Details

The [Computer Name] dialog box shows information about the audited computer. Audit information is organized on the following tabs:

  • Overview — This tab shows a summary of computer details, such as computer name, domain or workgroup, operating system, memory size, etc. The Overview tab also displays whether the detected computer is a virtual machine and the host where the virtual machine resides. For details, see Network Inventory Help: Viewing Computer Details: Overview tab.

    TIP: This is where you can manually change both the virtual machine status of the computer and the host machine associated with it. For details, see Auditing Individual Network Nodes.

  • Configuration — This tab shows the computer's hardware and software information collected during the audit. The data is organized in the following categories: Overview, Hardware, Software, Peripherals, Network, and User. For details, see Network Inventory Help: Viewing Computer Details: Configuration tab.

  • Discovered Installations — This tab displays software installations discovered on the computer during the audit. If you want to view the details of a particular installation, double-click its record to bring up the Software Installation dialog box.

    NOTE: To specify how to discover software installations on computers during the audit, you must configure the Software Discovery options in the Site’s audit source. For details, see Audit Profile Options.

  • Virtual Machines — This tab shows the information about virtual machines running on this host.

  • Custom Data — This tab contains user-defined fields (UDFs), configured for Computers using the Settings app. Use the UDFs to enter any additional information about the current computer. These fields are maintained only manually.

    NOTE: The Custom Data tab appears if you have created at least one user-defined field for Computers.

  • Attachments — This tab shows and enables you to manage attachments added to the computer. For details, see Help: Attachments.

  • Changes — This tab shows information about changes detected in the computer’s configuration between consecutive audits.

Chromebook Details

The [Chromebook Name] dialog box shows information about the audited Chromebook device. The data is organized on the following tabs:

  • General — This tab shows the inventory information obtained from the Google Admin Console about the Chromebook.

  • Custom Data — This tab contains user-defined fields (UDFs), configured for Chromebooks using the Settings app. Use the UDFs to enter any additional information about the current Chromebook. These fields are maintained only manually.

    NOTE: The Custom Data tab appears if you have created at least one user-defined field for Chromebooks.

  • Changes — This tab shows information about changes detected in the Chromebook’s configuration between consecutive audits.

Network Device Details

The [Device Name][ dialog box shows information about network devices of different types. The data is organized on the following tabs:

  • General — This tab shows the SNMP information obtained from the audited device.

  • Printer Supplies — This tab appears for network devices detected as printers and displays textual and graphical information about printer supplies, such as ink or toner.

    NOTE: The Printer Supplies tab does not appear for print servers.

    There are two kinds of information that can be displayed on this tab:

    • Supplies that are consumed. Levels of these supplies are visualized with progress bars that start at 100% and gradually decrease. For example, see Toner Cartridges, Transfer Unit, and Fuser in the screenshot above.

    • Receptacles that are filled. Their levels are visualized with progress bars that start at 0% (empty receptacle) and gradually increase. For example, see Cleaner Unit in the secreenshot above.

    NOTE: Information about printer supplies is obtained from the device via SNMP and displayed “as is”. Thus, each printer may have a different set of available information, different units of measurement (thousands of ounces, tenths of milliliters), etc.

  • Network Interfaces— This tab appears for network devices detected as switches. It lists network interfaces of the switch and shows details about devices connected to this switch.

    NOTE: If Alloy Discovery lacks SNMP information on any switch within your organization, contact Alloy Software Technical Support.

    • MAC— The MAC address of the switch or connected network device.

    • Interface— The interface of the switch.

    • IP Address— The IP address of the connected network node.

    • Network Node— The name used to identify the network device.

    • Seen Date— The date when the device was last detected within network interface of the switch.

    • Description— The description of the network interface.

    • Vlan— The virtual local area network.

    NOTE: To view any network interface details, you can double-click the interface record from the Network Interfaces tab. For details, see Help: Network Interface window.

  • Custom Data — This tab contains user-defined fields (UDFs), configured for Network Devices using the Settings app. Use the UDFs to enter any additional information about the current device. These fields are maintained only manually.

    NOTE: The Custom Data tab appears if you have created at least one user-defined field for Network Devices.

Discovered Network Node Details

The [Node Name] dialog box shows information about the discovered network node that has not been audited yet. The information is organized on the following tabs:

  • General — This tab shows available details of the current network node.

  • SNMP Data — This tab shows information collected on the network device via SNMP.