Edit computer

  1. On the Computers menu, click Search for computers and find one or more computers to be edited.

  2. To edit one computer: 

    1. Click the computer row.

      The Computer detail view appears.

    2. On the context menu, click Edit computer.

  3. To edit several computers at the same time:

    1. Select the computers.

    2. Click Edit computers on the context menu.

      The Multiple computer editing view appears.

  4. Edit the information in the fields on the tabs according to the following sections.

  5. Click Save.

General tab

To enter information on the General tab:

  1. Enter information on Purchase date, Purchase price and currency, Vendor and Invoice reference. Note that currency may vary and does not have to correspond to the default viewing currency.

  2. Select computer Status. Available options:

    • Active - The computer is active in the system and will require licenses for installed applications.

    • Quarantined - The computer is placed in quarantine after a defined number of days of not reporting inventory data, but will still require licenses for its installed applications. If automatic quarantine management is activated the computer will automatically be placed in quarantine, and then removed from the system or set to inactive.

      To activate automatic quarantine management, go to Snow > Manage > Application settings > License Management, and in the Computer and mobile device quarantine section, select the Enable action after quarantine checkbox.

    • Inactive - The computer is not active in the system (when in storage for example) and does not require licenses for its installed applications. The computer is not included in compliance calculations. However, if the computer is still reporting to Snow Snow Atlas, it will update its data in SAM on Snow Atlas. When an inactive computer reports inventory data, an alert is displayed.

  3. Select Organization node that this computer belongs to.

  4. In the Security code box, type any anti-theft label on the computer.

  5. To disable auto connect rules, select the Disable auto editing check box.

  6. To prevent the computer from being placed in quarantine status or removed from the system if it stops reporting inventory data, select the Disable automatic quarantine management check box.

  7. In the Physical socket capacity, type the number of processor sockets in the computer.

  8. For physical servers that use MCM processors, select the Uses MCM Processors check box and type the number of Chip modules per processor in the box. This information is used to calculate and present number of populated physical sockets in the Oracle Server Worksheet report for servers that use MCM processors.

  9. To enable secondary use rights:

    1. Click the Search SearchIcon icon to the right of the Sibling computer box.

      The Search for computer dialog box appears.

    2. Type the search criterion and click Search. A list of computers that match the search criterion is displayed.

    3. Select the computer to be added from the list.

  10. For virtual machines, type Host computer name.

    Selected host/virtual machine will be displayed on the Information tab of the virtual machine. To remove a host computer, click the Clear Clear.png icon to the right of the box.

Agreements tab

Select one or more check boxes to attach the computer to one or more agreements.

If the correct agreement is not available in the list, it has to be created.

Custom information tab

On the Custom information tab, enter information and values in the custom fields that are available for the Computer/mobile device category.

For more information, see Custom fields.

Identified files tab

The Identified files tab shows all identified inventoried application files on the computer. No changes can be made on this tab.

Documents tab

On the Documents tab, click Add document to upload documents or add links related to the computer.

For more information, see Manage documents and links.

Extended coverage tab

Use the Extended coverage tab to specify which computer the coverage should be extended to, for which application, and for what reason.

Add or remove which computer the coverage should be extended to.

Add computer

  1. Click the Search SearchIcon icon.

    The Search for computer dialog box appears.

  2. Type the search criterion and click Search.

    A list of computers that match the search criterion is displayed.

  3. Select the computer to be added from the list.

  4. Select an application from the Select application list.

  5. Select a reason from the Select the reason for extending coverage list.

  6. Click OK.

    The dialog box is closed and the selected computer is displayed in the Computer box.

  7. Click Add to the right of the Computer box.

    The selected computer is added to the list of computers with extended coverage.

Remove computer

  • Click the Remove RemoveWhite icon to the right in the list, and then confirm the deletion.

Oracle tab

The Oracle tab is only available for servers running Oracle database products, and is used for associating a server with one or several Oracle orders.

To associate a server with an Oracle order:

  1. Click Add.

    The Search for Oracle order item dialog box appears.

  2. Type the search criterion (Customer Support Identifier, CSI, or Product name) and click Search.

    A list of Oracle orders that match the search criterion is displayed.

  3. Click the check boxes to select the correct Oracle order, and then click OK.

    The order is added to the list of Oracle orders.