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Set of reports that provide relevant information to address the following inventory gaps analysis:
Virtual Machines collected from vCenter but not inventoried
The report catches inventoried and not inventoried VMs (reported by vCenter import) with information that will help closing the gaps (host entity etc.).
Merged Computers (leading to license consumption false positives)
The document gives more details, but it can happen the multiple "imported computers" coming from multiple sources or even from the same are merged by the import. If the computers inventory dates are the same (two different sources (SCCM and FNMS agent) for the same computer), there is no issue. If one of the merged records is aging, this can lead to false positives. It is always good to delete old records that are merged from the source database.
Note that a menu introduced with FNMS 2020R2 shows the matching criteria. The report focuses on the merged computers
Oracle Inventory Collection issues
Understanding when an Oracle inventory fails can be extremely time consuming (need to check the logs on discovered device.
The report will catch all issues and show the last error logs. It will prioritize the issues based on issue type of logs information.
vCenter Inventory Issues
Collecting correctly vCenter inventory is critical as the most expensive server licenses require the knowledge of the host / VMs links.
The “All Discovered Devices” screen contains valuable information (VMWare inventory date, VMWare discovery date etc.), but analyzing the data may be complex because the logs must be accessed one by one on the “status” tab of the discovered devices, and data such as virtualization product and versions are not available a screen column.
It collects the following information
Duplicate Computers (leading to orphan VMs (Ghost ESX))
Please refer to the Word document for detais... two ESX server with the same UUID will trigger an "isDuplicate" flag that will cause the deletion of the duplicate record and will make related VMs orphan. The reports shows such duplicate ESX servers.
Oct 27, 202111:23 AM - edited Apr 12, 202204:24 AM