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Inventory Server window

Updated in 2021.1

Updated in 2022.1

This article describes how to use the Inventory Server [Server Name] window to set (or unset) a particular Inventory Server instance as primary, tune the server performance, and view its properties.

To access the Inventory Server [Server Name] window, go to Services > Inventory Servers in the Settings App and double-click an Inventory Server record.

The window has the following tabs and controls:

  • General tab: This is where you can access the general properties of the Inventory Server and tune the server performance.

    • Name: The name of the computer hosting the instance.

    • Version : The Inventory Sever version.

    • Audit Tools Version: The version of Alloy Audit Tools running on the server.

    • 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 not active.

    • State : The Inventory Server state, either Active (running) or Not Active (stopped or uninstalled).

    • Performance : This section is where you can configure the instance to perform multiple different Inventory Server tasks simultaneously and set (or unset) the instance as primary.

      NOTE: To learn how designating a primary Inventory Server instance can enhance your operations, as well as how multitasking capabilities can help you perform inventory tasks successfully, see this page.

      • Maximum number of active tasks: The limit for tasks that the Inventory Server runs concurrently. You can configure multitasking as follows:

        1. To enable multitasking, enter the limit of concurrent active tasks. The default number is 3.

        2. To disable multitasking, enter 1.

        NOTE: When more than one task attempts to execute the same operation on a single Network Node (for example, audit the same computer) only one operation will actually execute. Other concurrent operations will be skipped. The Skipped status will be shown in the Task Progress window.

      • Maximum number of parallel audits: The limit for audit processes throughout all the active tasks that the Inventory Server performs concurrently. You can configure parallel auditing as follows:

        1. To enable parallel auditing, enter the limit for concurrent audit processes. The default number is 8.

        2. To disable parallel auditing, enter 1.

        NOTE: When the limit for the parallel operations is reached, no task can start new audit process until the Inventory Server is free to operate.

        NOTE: The audit data within one task can only be uploaded to the database one at a time.

      • Enable multithreading for SNMP: Enables the Inventory Server instance to retrieve SNMP data from multiple devices simultaneously.

    • Primary server: Settings for the primary Inventory Server instance.

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

      • Maximum number of concurrent snapshot processing tasks: The limit for audit snapshot processing tasks that the primary Inventory Server performs concurrently.

      • Do not process audit snapshots during working hours: This option allows you to optimize server performance by postponing the processing of audit snapshots during your company's standard working hours (From-To).

        When this option is enabled, any scheduled (i.e., automated) audit processes will merely add their audit snapshots to a processing queue. The actual snapshot processing takes place during non-working hours, preventing undue strain on the server and ensuring smoother system performance during peak work times.

        NOTE: The Do not process audit snapshots during working hours option does not apply to manually started audit processes.

  • Sites tab: This is where you can view a list of Sites associated with this Inventory Server.