Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Configuring the credentials and device configuration inventory schedule

The Configuration Inventory Schedule task enables you to collect an inventory of the device configuration attributes from applicable devices at periodic intervals. The inventory information is used to verify the compliance status of the devices to a specific device configuration baseline.

Before you configure the device inventory schedule, ensure that:
  • NOTE: Scheduled configuration inventory collection or update is not applicable for IOAs.

To configure the device configuration inventory schedule:

  1. Click Manage > Configuration .
  2. Perform one of the following:
    • In the Common Tasks pane, click Configuration Inventory Schedule.
    • In the Device Configuration Compliance Portal pane, click Getting Started for Compliance > Configure Credentials and Inventory Schedule for Target Devices .
    The Configuration Inventory Schedule wizard is displayed.
  3. On the Inventory Credentials page:
    1. Click Add New Credential. The Add Credentials window is displayed.
    2. Enter the description, username, and password.
      • NOTE: You must provide the iDRAC credentials that have Administrator rights.
      • NOTE: The credentials can be edited at a later time only by the OpenManage Essentials user who added the credentials to the target devices.
    3. If you want to set the credentials as the default credentials for all new target devices, select Default, and then click Finish.
    4. On the Devices section, set the Execution Credentials for each target device.
    5. Click Next.
  4. On the Schedule page:
    1. Select Enable Configuration Inventory .
    2. If you want to run the configuration inventory immediately, select Run Inventory on Finish.
    3. Select the desired scheduling parameters.
    4. (Optional) You can adjust the Inventory Polling Speed slider for faster task execution; however, this consumes more system resources.
    5. Click Finish.

The status of the task is displayed in Task Execution History . You can double-click the task in Task Execution History to view the task execution details.


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