Inventory Object: Computer

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Computer objects are uploaded to the ImportedComputer table in the operations (inventory) database. Multiple imports will merge updated data with existing records, and add new records as applicable.

The ImportedComputer table holds all of the computers which have been retrieved from the source connections.

Attributes are listed here in alphabetical order.

Property Attributes Notes
CalculatedUser Alpha-numeric text (maximum 128 characters). May be null.

The domain/SAMAccountName of the calculated user. Some inventory systems calculate the user who owns a computer. For example, it might be the user who, over the last ten logins, logged in most often.

ChassisType Alpha-numeric text (maximum 128 characters). May be null.

The type of case of the computer. The value must be a (case insensitive) exact match for one of the values shown. Note that some license types use this information to optimize the licensing position, particularly with desktop and laptop computers.

ComplianceComputer TypeID Unsigned integer (int). May be null.

If you know that the computer is a virtual machine or VM host, record that data here. If you are unsure, leave this cell empty (NULL): this allows the system to infer the computer type (for example, a computer with VMs linked to it is inferred to be a VM host). If data comes from multiple inventory sources, leaving this value as null also allows the value to be inserted from another source. So, unless there is a very good reason, do not just specify 'Computer', but allow the inference rules to help.

ComputerName Alpha-numeric text (maximum 256 characters). May be null.

The name of the computer. In Windows, this is the NetBIOS name of the local computer, as returned by GetComputerName(). For UNIX, it is the host name of the machine, as returned by gethostname(2).

Domain Alpha-numeric text (maximum 100 characters). May be null.

The domain of the computer.

EmailAddress Alpha-numeric text (maximum 256 characters). May be null.

The email address associated with the device. Typically used for mobile devices.

ExternalID Unsigned integer (bigint). Mandatory. Database key.

The identifier used in the source connection for the computer.

Note: Strictly, this attribute may be null, because it forms part of a compound database key. However, null values may cause import errors (where this object does not get imported), and multiple records from the same connection having nulls may cause data loss through over-writing. It is therefore best practice to treat this field as mandatory.
FirmwareSerialNumber Alpha-numeric text (maximum 100 characters). May be null.

Serial number in the system firmware such as BIOS, EEPROM etc.

HardwareInventoryDate Date/time field. May be null.

The date (and optionally time) when the hardware was last inventoried. For automated/scheduled data uploads through an inventory beacon, make sure that inventory dates are kept current, as they are used to report out-of-date inventory sources. For a one-time upload to the central application server, leave inventory dates empty (null). At each import from the saved file, the import date is used as the inventory date, which prevents the inventory becoming stale. Notice that this value is not available in the web interface.

HostID Alpha-numeric text (maximum 100 characters). May be null.

The HostID hardware property for the server hosting this machine partition (when inventorying a machine partition such as Solaris Zone, AIX lPar, HP-UX nPar/vPar).

HostIdentifyingNumber Alpha-numeric text (maximum 128 characters). May be null.

Virtual hosts may have an identifier that is unique only across that hardware model. It is less unique than the true hardware serial number, for example.

HostType Alpha-numeric text (maximum 128 characters). May be null.

The type of the physical host computer.

ILMTAgentID Unsigned integer (bigint). May be null.

The unique ID used by the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) inventory agent on this device, if the inventory source is aware of this value. This can be used to track a computer over time and can be used to socialize different inventory sources. Currently the ILMT and ManageSoft inventory adapters report this value.

IMEI Alpha-numeric text (maximum 256 characters). May be null.

IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a 15- or 17-digit code that uniquely identifies mobile phone sets. Leave blank (null) for other device types.

IPAddress Alpha-numeric text (maximum 256 characters). May be null.

The IP address of the computer.

IgnoredDueToLicense Boolean (0 or 1). Default: 0.

True if this machine is not imported into compliance computer table due to license limitation

IncompleteRecord Boolean (0 or 1). May be null.

Used to identify records which do not have all information specified. Primarily used for ManageSoft source connections where the domain name was not reliably reported.

InventoryAgent Alpha-numeric text (maximum 128 characters).

The name of the person or tool that performed the last inventory. For imported spreadsheets, you may wish to include the name of the person preparing the data, in case there is subsequent follow-up required.

InventoryDate Date/time field. May be null.

The date the computer last had inventory reported.

IsDuplicate Boolean (0 or 1). Default: 0.

Used to identify that imported computer is a duplicate of another, whereby a new computer will not created.

IsRemoteACLDevice Boolean (0 or 1). Default: 0.

Used to determine if the current record is a remote ACL based device.

LastLoggedOnUser Alpha-numeric text (maximum 128 characters). May be null.

The DOMAIN/SAMAccountName of the user last logged onto the computer.

LastSuccessful InventoryDate Date/time field. May be null.

For incremental imports, this represents the inventory date of the computer in the source at the time this record was last successfully imported. If the import procedure has failed, this may be different to the inventory date. At the end of a successful incremental import, this value is updated to match the inventory date. If no value is present in this field, either there has not been a successful import of this computer or the reader for this record is not using an incremental update model.

LegacySerialNo Alpha-numeric text (maximum 100 characters). May be null.

A previous serial number of this computer that can also be used for matching.

MACAddress Alpha-numeric text (maximum 256 characters). May be null.

The MAC address of the computer.

MDScheduleContainsPV UScan Boolean (0 or 1). Default: 0. May be null.

Does this managed device include an event in its current schedule for running extra IBM PVU hardware scans.

MDScheduleGenerated Date Date/time field. May be null.

The last time the managed device schedule was regenerated.

MachineID Alpha-numeric text (maximum 100 characters). May be null.

For AIX, it is the System ID. For HP-UX, it is the Machine/Software ID. It is unset for other platforms.

Manufacturer Alpha-numeric text (maximum 128 characters). May be null.

The manufacturer of the computer hardware.

MaxClockSpeed Unsigned integer (int). May be null.

The maximum clock speed of the fastest processor in the computer.

ModelNo Alpha-numeric text (maximum 128 characters). May be null.

The model number of the computer.

NumberOfCores Unsigned integer (int). May be null.

The number of cores in the computer.

NumberOfDisplay Adapters Unsigned integer (int). May be null.

The number of graphics cards in the computer.

NumberOfHardDrives Unsigned integer (int). May be null.

The number of hard drives in the computer.

NumberOfLogical Processors Unsigned integer (int). May be null.

The number of logical processors in the computer.

NumberOfNetworkCards Unsigned integer (int). May be null.

The number of network cards in the computer.

NumberOfProcessors Unsigned integer (int). May be null.

The number of processors in the computer.

NumberOfSockets Unsigned integer (int). May be null.

The number of sockets in the computer.

OperatingSystem Alpha-numeric text (maximum 128 characters). May be null.

The operating system of the computer.

PartialNumberOf Processors Fractional number (float). May be null.

The fractional processor count available to this computer.

PhoneNumber Alpha-numeric text (maximum 128 characters). May be null.

The phone number of the device. Used for mobile devices.

ProcessorType Alpha-numeric text (maximum 256 characters). May be null.

The type of processor in the computer.

SerialNo Alpha-numeric text (maximum 100 characters). May be null.

The serial number of the computer.

ServicePack Alpha-numeric text (maximum 128 characters). May be null.

The service pack installed for the operating system.

ServicesInventoryDate Date/time field. May be null.

The date when services (for example, Oracle) were last scanned on this computer. For automated/scheduled data uploads through an inventory beacon, make sure that inventory dates are kept current, as they are used to report out-of-date inventory sources. For a one-time upload to the central application server, leave inventory dates empty (null). At each import from the saved file, the import date is used as the inventory date, which prevents the inventory becoming stale.

TotalDiskSpace Unsigned integer (bigint). May be null.

The total size of all hard drives in the computer.

TotalMemory Unsigned integer (bigint). May be null.

The total RAM in the computer, in bytes.

UUID A universally unique identifier. May be null.

The BIOS UUID of the computer.

UntrustedSerialNo Boolean (0 or 1). Default: 0.

Is this computer known to have a serial number from a data source that should not be trusted.

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