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Some devices unable to amend status from Active to ignored

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There are a number of devices that I can see in our Flexera reports, but when I locate them and go to try and amend their status from Active to Ignored the option to do so is greyed out? What would cause this and how can I resolve it?

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kclausen
Level 15 Flexeran
Level 15 Flexeran

@fayeharvey - The likely scenario here is that some of your Inventory Devices are linked to a Hardware Asset.

In this scenario the status of the Inventory Device is controlled by the Hardware Asset.  If you want to "ignore" the Inventory Device, you have 2 options in this scenario:

1) Update the status of the Hardware Asset to "Retired" or "Disposed".  With this action, the linked Inventory Device will be automatically changed to "Ignored", and all of the software currently linked to the inventory device will be deleted.

2) From the Active Inventory view, select the inventory device and unlink it from the Hardware Asset with the Remove Link button.  You can then change the status of the inventory device to "Ignore".  However, this would not be a Best Practice as you are then remove the full Audit Trail/History of the hardware asset.  In addition, your Hardware Asset would have a status of "Installed", and the unlinked (but equivalent) Inventory Device is "Ignored".

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bmaudlin
Level 9 Champion
Level 9 Champion

Hello @fayeharvey 👋,

The only time I have see this behaviour is if you are selecting multiple devices, and the Inventory Device Type differs.

Could you check these are all the same? So for example, you cannot multi change the status from Active to Ignored for a device that has been identified as a Computer then a further five that are Virtual Machines.

Let me know if this helps 😀

Ben

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kclausen
Level 15 Flexeran
Level 15 Flexeran

@fayeharvey - The likely scenario here is that some of your Inventory Devices are linked to a Hardware Asset.

In this scenario the status of the Inventory Device is controlled by the Hardware Asset.  If you want to "ignore" the Inventory Device, you have 2 options in this scenario:

1) Update the status of the Hardware Asset to "Retired" or "Disposed".  With this action, the linked Inventory Device will be automatically changed to "Ignored", and all of the software currently linked to the inventory device will be deleted.

2) From the Active Inventory view, select the inventory device and unlink it from the Hardware Asset with the Remove Link button.  You can then change the status of the inventory device to "Ignore".  However, this would not be a Best Practice as you are then remove the full Audit Trail/History of the hardware asset.  In addition, your Hardware Asset would have a status of "Installed", and the unlinked (but equivalent) Inventory Device is "Ignored".