Cluster Properties / General Tab

The General tab on the Cluster Properties page enables you to specify general properties for a new cluster, or to change some properties for an existing cluster. Here are the fields on this tab, in alphabetical order:

General Tab Properties




The date when the last inventory information was collected by the Last inventory source for this cluster.

Not editable.

Domain name

The name of the domain to which the discovered cluster belongs to. A domain is a collection of computers and user accounts that are grouped to achieve centralized management by the domain controller.

Enter the name of the domain to which the discovered device belongs.


The name of the cluster.

Enter the name of the cluster.


Specifies the type of the cluster (or more specifically, the brand/technology of the cluster controller). IT Asset Management supports Hyper-V, Oracle VM, and vMotion clusters.

Select the type of the cluster from these options:

Oracle VM


If you have multiple overlapping inventory sources that report on the same device, it is possible for some inventory details to come from one source and other details from another source. This column identifies the most recent source of inventory that reported the majority of the hardware properties for this device. If you have declared a primary inventory connection and this device appears in inventory from that primary connection, it is likely that your primary connection is supplying the majority of hardware properties, and so is shown here.

Tip:If your primary source reported the majority of hardware properties some time ago, and since then one or more secondary sources have updated a minority of additional properties, this value still shows the primary source (source of the majority of hardware properties). Tracking the primary source is particularly valuable if you have a variation from IBM allowing you to use Inventory Agent and IT Asset Management as replacements for IBM tools (such as ILMT) in the calculation and reporting of sub-capacity licensing for IBM PVU licenses. That agreement requires that you can demonstrate that the Last inventory source is FlexNet Manager Suite, and that this source is reporting every 30 minutes.

The values are system-provided, and cannot be modified. Most values are self- explanatory; some less obvious ones include:

Data Platform—The inventory was imported from Flexera Normalize (previously BDNA Normalize, part of BDNA Data Platform)
Flexera SaaS Manager—This is a dummy device created for linking with imports through your SaaS Management connector
ManageSoft—The inventory was collected by legacy versions of the Inventory Agent, and saved in a separate inventory database
Manual—You created this inventory device record manually, and no matching inventory has been received yet.
SMS—The inventory was imported from Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (previously Microsoft SCCM or SMS).
Tivoli Endpoint Manager—Inventory was imported from IBM Big Fix, or one of its earlier renamings (IBM Endpoint Manager, Tivoli Endpoint Manager).

Tip:If you have custom inventory adapters, entries for these may also appear in this column as appropriate.

Not editable.