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Inventory Manager

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.

Manage Components

When you create a new component, you can define the following values:

  • System Name (internal key)
  • Visible Name
  • Groupname
  • Value Type
  • Custom field assignments

The default components cannot be deleted. However, you can rename them and add additional custom fields.

Components List Add Component

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.

Visible Name

This is the name that will be displayed in the server inventory.

Group Name

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.

Value Type

Supported value types are:

  • Text
  • MHz
  • MB
  • MiB

MB and MiB 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:

  • Name
  • Type
  • 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.

Custom Fields List Add Custom Field


Enter a descriptive name that helps you identify what the custom field is for.


Possible values are:

  • Input Field
  • Dropdown

If you choose "Dropdown", an input field will appear where you can add the predefined dropdown values. You can also modify the values later.