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IT Inventory and Resource Management with OCS Inventory NG 1.02 by Barzan Tony Antal

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Chapter 5. Investigating the Process of Gathering Inventory Data

At this point, our inventory is all set up and doing its job. Hosts appear in the database, and we have learned how to work with the results that we gathered, but what exactly happens behind the scenes? How can we identify the possible flaws of the system and recognize why some hosts remain uninventoried? Now we should go beyond this retrieving process.

In this chapter, we will explore the IpDiscover process. Elevation is the heart of the mechanism of this process. Based on some important criteria, the server is able to decide which client machine would be the best fit to delegate the discovery task. Each host, if activated as an IpDiscover computer, will scan its own subnet, and ...

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