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Configuring target lists

Targets are all devices for which an asset discovery is to be executed by the scanner. As the BMC Client Management - Inventory can scan not only devices which have a CM agent installed but also those without, using device groups for target scanning would have been incomplete and the concept of targets or target lists was used instead.

Target list folders are created as organizational containers for the different target lists. They can contain any number of target lists for the execution of asset discovery scans of your system.

To create a target list

  1. Select Edit > Create Target List  .
    The Properties pop-up menu appears.
  2. Enter a name for the target list into the name field.
  3. Click OK to confirm and close the window.

The new target list will automatically be created and displayed in the right window pane.

To populate targets

After a target list is created, you need to populate targets in the target list. The following are different ways to populate targets:

To view schedule details

You can view detailed information about the schedule of each of the assigned scans from the Schedule Detail :

Parameter

Description

Name

This column displays the list of names of all scans created for the currently selected scanner.

Status

The fields of this column display the status of the each scan.

Last Status Update Time

This time value indicates at which date and time the status previously displayed was updated by the target's agent for the last time.

Activation

This field shows the condition on which the scan will start executing on the targets.

Schedule

The fields of this column display the frequency with which the scan will be executed on the assigned device.

Termination

This field displays when the scan execution is scheduled to be terminated, that is, when the scan is to be run for the definitely last time of the current scheduling cycle.

Time of Assignment

This field displays the date and time at which the assignment between the objects was created in the database.

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