Hardware Inventory Management

Hardware inventory management involves tracking and management of physical components of any IT enterprise like computers, laptops, servers, routers and other endpoint devices and peripherals. Similar to a hardware inventory management software, Desktop Central's IT asset tracker scans Windows, Mac & Linux systems present in networks to collect and store hardware, computer and server inventory details in the database. This data is presented in the form of reports for ready reference. The reports provided by the system inventory tool also provides a graphical representation and has a drill-down capability to show more detailed information about the hardware and software details such as warranty management along with their usage metrics for each computer. Desktop Central's hardware inventory tool helps you generate the following reports:

Hardware inventory software - ManageEngine Desktop Central

Computers by OS

This system inventory tool provides the details of the computers by their operating system such as computer name, operating system, service pack, version, virtual memory, visible memory.

Computers by Manufacturer

The hardware inventory software also provides the details of the computers by their manufacturer like computer name, manufacturer, model, system type, physical memory.

Computers by Memory

This computer inventory tool provides the details of the computers by their RAM size like computer name, manufacturer, model, system type, physical memory.

Computers by Age

This hardware inventory management tool also provides the details of the computers by their year of manufacturing like computer name, year of installtion, domain name, and description.

Computers by Device Type

It provides the details of the computers based on their type like laptop, portable, desktop.

System inventory tool - ManageEngine Desktop Central

Hardware Manufacturers

This tool provides a list of hardware manufacturers along with their product count and installation count. Clicking the product count will display the various hardware devices manufactured by that vendor.

Hardware Types

The hardware inventory tool provides the list of hardware detected in the network along with their count and installed copies. Clicking the hardware count shows the different types of the hardware.

System inventory management - Alert notifications

Desktop Central's It asset management software enables administrators to get notified through email if any new hardware is detected in the network.

For more details on Hardware Inventory Management refer to the Hardware and Software Inventory topic of the online help documentation.

What is hardware inventory management?

Hardware inventory management is the recording and tracking of hardware assets and IT inventory in an organization. A hardware inventory software automatically tracks and fetches all hardware data and provides administrators with a snapshot on the state of hardware in their corporate network. Desktop Central's hardware inventory tool lets you keep tabs on all your endpoint devices from a single dashboard.

Why is system inventory management important?

System inventory management is crucial to any organisation because of the following:

  • It allows administrators to generate customized reports on hardware and software inventory for audit purposes.
  • It safeguards corporate data by restricting the access to external devices like USB and several other removable devices.
  • One can easily manage licenses and track the warranty details of endpoint devices in the network.
  • It eliminates the need for manual tracking and scanning of devices by automating hardware scan based on the end user action.
  • It lets you keep tabs on the state of hardware devices at-a-glance and filter them according to the hardware type, manufacturer etc. 

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