Automatic change of inventory/asset/user objects within FNMS
Hi all -
I'm looking to see if anyone else has came up with a method or if perhaps in a roadmap of FNMS (Cloud) which would allow an easier way to have inventory/assets/users have their statuses (Active, Ignored, etc.) automatically updated based on "rules". I would say this is a pretty basic function a SAM Manager would perform to keep their system "healthy" but also keep their licensing in check.
There are some creative ways with the use of a business adapter to do tasks like this, but without access to databases in the Cloud, we're a bit more limited in what can be done with that. Given also not everyone, consultant, partner, user is a guru with SQL/Business Adapter.
I've seen in other tools and solutions where the idea is a simple Web UI option to perform the basic tasks of "Inventory Management" which I would really like to see within FNMS. Something like this would save a huge amount of time of manual work or need for customization.
Some ideas or examples of what I'm looking for, possibly under "Inventory Settings/System Settings" menu, rules for these object types:
- [Checkbox] - Enable discovery management
- [Up to 365 days] - Remove discovered devices after XX amount of days
- [Checkbox] - Enable inventory management
- Change inventoried device status to "Ignored" after XX amount of days
- Remove inventoried device after XX amount of days
- [Checkbox] - Enable asset management
- Any rules make sense here?
- [Checkbox] - Enable user management
- Change user status to "Inactive" after XX amount of days
- Remove user after XX amount of days
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