Three New Types of Hardware Assets Added

Note:This enhancement is available with IT Asset Management.

In IT Asset Management, a hardware asset record can have any one of multiple asset types, and those types fall into two classes:

Device types—So called because these assets may be linked to inventory devices
Non-device types—These cannot be linked to inventory devices (such as a desk or telephone)

This release brings three additional non-device types that you can use to categorize your hardware assets:

Data Storage
Mainframe
Network Appliance.

At first glance, the Mainframe type may seem misplaced: after all, it is a type of computer, like laptops and desktops. However, the FlexNet inventory agent cannot collect inventory from mainframe computers, so that this is correctly categorized as a 'non-device' type of asset.