Asset Inventory Management


IT Asset Inventory Management

The first and the most important part of IT Asset Management (ITAM) is to be able to scan/discover all the assets in your network. Only when you have discovered all the assets can you efficiently monitor and manage them. AssetExplorer gives you a wide range of asset scanning methods to make sure that you get them all.

Asset Management

All the assets in the network are broadly categorized in AssetExplorer as IT Assets, non-IT assets, asset components, software and groups.

Product and vendor details

AssetExplorer Asset Management helps you create Product Types and list various products under this. You can fill various fields for ease of identification during addition of a product. You can also add the vendor details for a particular product such as vendor name, warranty period, price and much more.

Group assets and manage them easily

Grouping your assets lets you manage the assets and understand the context easily. Static grouping lets you add resources by selecting them as you wish. Dynamic grouping lets you create criteria for adding resources to this group. In the latter, whenever a new resource with that criteria is added to your network, that resource will be automatically placed in the respective group.

View software compliance with Flash charts

Software Asset Management helps you keep track of all your software assets and licenses. You can group the software through various categories such as Software Type, License Type, vendor name etc. The flash charts gives a easy-to-understand view of software compliance in your network. Read more about Software Asset Management in AssetExplorer.

Relationship between your business critical resources

Configuration Management Database (CMDB) lets you configure and monitor the various relationships of every business critical asset in your network. This helps during a change in the network infrastructure or during root cause analysis of a problem. Read more about the CMDB in AssetExplorer here.

Experience powerful asset discovery capabilities with AssetExplorer

Facing bottlenecks in discovering and mapping your IT asset landscape? The unified agent for asset discovery helps IT administrators discover, track, and manage IT assets spread across their organization without a hitch.

The unified agent scans Windows, Linux, and macOS devices and ensures uniformity of data fetched across these devices. The unified agent installed on the workstation (in the same network or remote location) delivers information into the ManageEngine AssetExplorer database during the first scan. During subsequent scans, the agent updates the changes in the asset data in the AssetExplorer database.

Other scanning techniques:

Network and network range scans

This method of asset scanning is used to discover and track IP devices, such as routers, switches, and printers. Enter the Network name or the network range, and AssetExplorer takes care of rounding up the assets to your dashboard.

Individual asset scan

You can also scan IT assets individually by providing the IP address of the specific asset.

Manual import

When all else fails, or if you have a CSV file of all your assets, you can simply import the file and add all the assets to AssetExplorer.

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