Collecting inventory remotely via USB for unconnected device

In an organization's infrastructure most of the time all devices connect themselves at least occasionally to allow for the synchronization of their computer with any type of regulation and data reconciliation. In specific cases it is however possible that an infrastructure contains a number of completely isolated devices, which never connect to the network. BCM provides for just such cases a specific tool with which to collect some basic data on the unconnected devices such as their identity and basic information on the system and its hardware and software inventory via USB. After the data is collected and stored on the USB key, it can be imported to the master database via any other device on which a BCM agent is installed. The custom inventory for the unconnected device, however, can only be created directly in the console.

For more information, see Remote inventory collection via USB.

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  1. Lam Tran

    BMC Client Management 12.8 device with agent installed. Can "Audit" be initiated from client mtxagent.exe? How often does audit task run and if agent is off network for a month, then will "delta" or "full" audits be uploaded when back on network?

    Jan 07, 2020 11:34
  2. Darshana Bhangare

    Reply from Frederic Monnet  The answer is no, because the installed agent is not intended to be launch as a batch tool versus an unconnected device. It runs in service and the trigger of audit now is launched via GUI BMC console.

    Here we talk about scheduled inventories. Then a device is back to the network delta or full Inventories are uploaded depending on settings defined for the targeted device (twice are possible and configurable also scheduling of these tasks).

    Jun 18, 2020 02:34