Some Inventory Devices with Flexnet Agent Not Found in All Discovered Devices
Some Inventory Devices with Flexnet Agent are not found in All Discovered Devices. Why?
Do these devices appear on the All Inventory page? If no - that suggests the agents have not successfully generated and uploaded inventory. If yes - I can't immediately think of what might cause a device that has returned FlexNet inventory to not appear on the All Discovered Devices page, but at the same time I'm not sure whether that page is where you should be going: normally the All Inventory page would be used to see details populated from the agent.
I'm looking for an answer to that exact question, and I think I remember having read in an article or forum entry that an Inventoried device is a device with information coming from an agent, while a discovered device is one found through a Discovery method. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
With this in mind, if you run a discovery on an AD, but you have non-windows machines (Linux, Unix...), those machines not in the AD will not show in the Discovered devices report.
At the same time, if those machines have an agent on them, they will appear in the Inventoried devices report.
But, as I said, I have this same question from a customer and I got here looking for that article I'm pretty sure I read that time ago.
in our environment we had some duplicates on MAC address in All inventory list. As result we had only one record per MAC address created in All Discovered devices list. So some devices with MAC duplicates had missing Discovered device records.
We have a procedure in the import writers called SyncDiscoveredDevices which creates discovery records for any inventory device that does not have a Discovered Device record however it does have dependencies.
From memory I think it needs MAC address and / or IP Address to exist however if you're still unsure, let me know and I'll check the latest procedures to see if there's other dependencies in there.
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