The inventory of servers is managed on the server page. This article refers to the management of the available components and their fields.
In the inventory manager, you can create new components, which can be used in the server inventory. The default components are used by the automated hardware inventory.
When you create a new component, you can define the following values:
- System Name (internal key)
- Visible Name
- Value Type
- Custom field assignments
The default components cannot be deleted. However, you can rename them and add additional custom fields.
System Name (internal key)
Enter a uniquely identifiable string, for example, "CPU". The name is only relevant if you query the server inventory via the API.
This is the name that will be displayed in the server inventory.
Components can be grouped to make it easier for you to see what the component is for. For example, you can enter "Hardware" or "Software". You are free to use any group name you want.
Supported value types are:
MB is, depending on their size, displayed in a readable data unit (KB, GB, TB, ...). However, the stored value remains unchanged.
Custom field assignments
You can assign custom fields to the components, which will be displayed when managing the server inventory. You must create the custom fields first to assign custom fields (see below).
Manage Custom Fields
Custom fields can be assigned to components and are intended to store additional information about a component. For example, you could create the custom fields "Server Rack" and "Location", define them as a dropdown, and assign them to the "Datacenter" component.
If you add a custom field, the input for the following values will be requested:
- Dropdown values (if the type is dropdown)
The default fields of the default components cannot be deleted. However, you can rename them and add more values at dropdown custom fields.
Enter a descriptive name that helps you identify what the custom field is for.
Possible values are:
- Input Field
If you choose "Dropdown", an input field will appear where you can add the predefined dropdown values. You can also modify the values later.