OS Mapping with regards to ITCM to ITAM Discovery and Import
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OS Mapping with regards to ITCM to ITAM Discovery and Import


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CA IT Asset Manager CA IT Asset Manager Asset Portfolio Management ASSET PORTFOLIO MGMT- SERVER CA Client Automation - IT Client Manager


The following article describes some of the background activity when an ITCM based device is being imported as an asset in ITAM, namely how the OS mapping works.


Release : 14.1 and higher

Component : CA Asset Portfolio Management


When syncing between ITCM and ITAM, it is important to keep in mind that the ITCM table ca_agent_prop contains OS entries that will make their way into ITAM.

In ITAM, the al_discovered_hardware table is populated from the ca_dicovered_hardware table with the help of a backend DB Stored Procedure - AL_PUSH_CA_DISCO_TO_AL_DISCO.  The Stored Procedure’s query INSERTS the ITCM table's ca_agent_prop.genOS value into the operating_system field of al_discovered_hardware, which is then reconciled to ca_owned_resource. 

The above is functionality that has been in place since ITAM release 14.1 to early releases of 17.3 (up to GA).  In later releases of the ITAM/ITCM integration, the OS derivation is planned to be updated to provide a more accurate read of the actual OS value that ITCM is to provide to ITAM.