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Custom report to see current "Inventory Solution" & "Inventory Pack for Servers" license consumption 

May 12, 2017 10:53 AM

Does "Inventory Solution" & "Inventory Pack for Servers" license node(s) are properly used by managed client computers?

Custom reports will show exact list of managed computers who are using "Inventory Solution& "Inventory Pack for Servers" license and which computer(s) makes unnecessary consumption of license node(s).


Reports have columns to see when appropriate client computer started license node consumption and when last get client policy and basic inventory event appeared from this computer to make sure that computer is still alive.


1. "All Computers currently consuming "Inventory Solution" license node(s)" report

  • Report shows all managed computers with "Inventory Agent" installed who are currently consuming a "Inventory Solution" license node(s)

2. "Computers with 'Active' asset status consuming 'Inventory Solution' license but haven't sent own basic inventory to NS for last 30 days" report

  • Consider license usage for these computers because they haven't reported own basic inventory to NS already for a last 30 days. Probably they are lost and lead to unnecessary consumption of "Inventory Solution" license node.

If you see there client computers who shouldn't consume license, then just uninstall there "Inventory Agent" plug-in or make this client computer asset status "Retired", then "Inventory Solution" license node will be reclaimed.

3. "Computers with 'Retired' asset status with "Inventory Agent" who don't consume "Inventory Solution" license" report

  • Report shows computers with 'Inventory Agent' installed & with 'Retired" asset status which don't consume "Inventory Solution" license node(s)

Same things are avaiable in reports for "Inventory Pack for Servers" product (attached: Inventory Pack for Servers_ license maintenance reports.xml)


How to import them in my NS:

  • Download attached "Inventory Solution_ license maintenance reports.xml" & "Inventory Pack for Servers_ license maintenance reports.xml"⇒ Open Symantec Management Console ⇒ open "Reports" page and via mouse right click menu, import downloaded .xml



  • Products: At least "Symantec Management Platform" & "Inventory Solution" (Optional "Inventory Pack for Servers") should be installed.
  • Support version: Reports are created on 7.6 HF7 release but should work for 8.x releases as well as for 7.1.x versions.


Make sure that you have required settings specified for Purging Maintenance task to automatically set "Retired" asset status for computer which hasn't communicate with Notification Server for %n% days, then after each nightly purging task running, appropriate managed computer(s) asset status will be changed to 'Retired' and license node(s) for solution(s) will be reclaimed


Other Solution reports:

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Inventory Pack for Servers_ license maintenance reports.xml   37 KB   1 version
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Inventory Solution_ license maintenance reports.xml   38 KB   1 version
Uploaded - Feb 25, 2020

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