How to Inventory Machines
Normally, inventories of machines that have the CAM Agent installed on them are done on a scheduled basis. You can inventory machines on demand if you want to re-inventory a machine before its normally scheduled date, or quickly inventory a machine that is not running the CAM Agent.
To do an on-demand inventory of machines:
- In the Machines panel, select the machine or machines you want to inventory.
- Right-click your selection and select Inventory on the
Alternate method: You can also select the Machine menu, point to Inventory, and then select Selected Machines.
- Select the CAM Access Point that the agents will report to, supply the required credentials.
- If the machine communicates through a proxy server, mark the Save proxy settings to agent machine box, and complete the related options.
- Click Inventory.
The on-demand inventory begins. The status bar at the bottom right of the window will display a message when the process is complete. Click F5 to refresh the Machines panel.
Machines with the CAM Agent already installed are inventoried immediately; on those that do not, the agent is installed on them long enough to perform the inventory, and then the agent is removed.