What are the different inventory files in the Asset Management Folder on a agent (CA\DSM\Agent\units\00000001\uam)

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

What are the different Inventory files in the Asset Management Folder on a Agent?

 

Environment:   

CA Client Automation - All Versions   

                     

Answer:

The Asset Management files are located in the following folders:

CA\DSM\Agent\units\00000001\                       basic.inv file is stored here, because it is collected by the Basic Agent, not the Asset Management agent

CA\DSM\Agent\units\00000001\uam\              Sometime Inventory files are stored here, but they are usually also in the \bak folder

CA\DSM\Agent\units\00000001\uam\bak         Location of where the Inventory files are located

 

 

Below is a list of file names and what is collected in each file (you might not have all the Inventory files, depending on what you are collecting):

Basic Agent Inventory File

basic.inv_______________________  Inventory File create by the Basic Inventory Plugin (not by Asset Management)

 

Hardware Inventory Modules

00031.INV_______________________  Printer Inventory (WMI)
00032.INV_______________________  Serial Number and Model(WMI)
IG40.INV_________________________ Hardware Inventory
ISRVI.INV________________________ Services Inventory
IWBEM.INV_______________________  WEBM Inventory
NCUSER.mnv______________________  User Inventory
ILIC.INV_________________________ License Inventory
PERF.INV_________________________ Performance Inventory
PROT.INV________________________  CA Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware Inventory 
UUI_____________________________  User/Profile Inventory

Software Inventory Modules: amsoft.xml_______________________ Signature Software Inventory amapp.dat_______________________ Heuristic Software Inventory

File Scan Inventory Module:    UMISW.DAT______________________ File Scan Inventory

File usage Metering:  UMSWM0.INI _____________________ List of Programs set for Metering



Additional Information:   

Once the Inventory data is collected it is sent to the Scalability Server and gets stored in the:

CA\DSM\ServerDB\Sector\Collect\0000001\ and CA\DSM\ServerDB\Sector\Collect\0000002\ folders       

The following techdoc explains what the extensions are in the Collects folders,
so you could track the collection of data from Agent -> to Scalability -> Domain Manager/SQL

http://www.ca.com/us/support/ca-support-online/product-content/knowledgebase-articles/tec1120385.aspx