Creating the Altiris asset import jobs in Control Compliance Suite Console


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Creating the Altiris asset import jobs in Control Compliance Suite Console

The CSV data collector is used to import the assets from the Altiris CMDB database to the CCS asset system. You must configure the CSV settings for the Windows and UNIX platforms to import the assets.

To create an Altiris asset import job

  1. In the CCS console, go to Manage > Assets > Asset System.

  2. On the taskbar, from the Asset Tasks select Import Assets.

  3. In the Specify Name and Description panel, in the Name box, type the name for the import job.

    You can optionally type the description for the import job and click Next.

  4. In the Select Platform, Asset Type, and Data Collector panel, do the following:

    • Select the platform and the asset type for which to import the assets. Windows and UNIX are the predefined asset types that are supported.

    • From the Data collector drop-down list, select CSV Data Collector and click Next.

  5. In the Select Asset Import Scope panel, do the following:

    • Click the browse ... icon to select the scope for the asset type.

      Depending upon the asset type that you select in the previous panel, the default scope is selected as a Site or an asset type.

    • In the Limit Asset Import Scope dialog box, select the additional scope from the list of the supported scopes and click OK.

    • In the Select Asset Import Scope dialog box, in the left pane, browse through the assets hierarchy and select a folder to add the assets from. In the right pane, select the folder, asset group, or asset and then click Add to add it as a scope. Click Next.

  6. In the Add Reconciliation Rules panel, you can add, delete, and move the order of the reconciliation rules.

    To add rules, do the following:

    • Click Add Rules.

    • In the Select Reconciliation Rules panel, browse through the Reconciliation Rules folder and use the Add option to add the existing reconciliation rules to the import job.

      Click OK.

    • In the Add Reconciliation Rules panel, click Next.

  7. In the Specify Asset Field Filters panel, you can configure the asset field filters.

    The fields in this panel are specific to the asset type that you want to import. You can select a field that should be used as a filter for the selected asset type and create a filter statement.

    To add a filter, do the following:

    • Select a statement from the drop-down list , and click Add Statement.

    • In the Create Filter Statement dialog box, use the parameter type and the conditions to create a filter statement and click OK.

    • After you add the filters, click Next.

  8. In the Schedule panel, select any one of the schedule options.

  9. In the Specify Notification Details panel, if you want to send the notification of job completion or job failure, do the following:

    • Type the subject and message of the notification mail.

    • Type the email ID of the sender and the receiver.

  10. In the Summary panel, review the configurations for the import job and click Finish.

    You can go to the Monitor > Jobs view to monitor the current status of the job.