amyke Absent Member.
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Using ZCM asset management

Hi, I am trying to teach myself ZCM asset management. I did learn a little about ZCM itself, but I am in charge of the asset management part of it. I have been looking at it off and on for 3 or 4 months now and it is still confusing. Can someone suggest a good document that explains it or an inexpensive training on it? This is my first time using any kind of ZENworks so I feel very lost. I have the PO's imported and started creating licensed products to my discovered products. But then I have a mess when I have a product that is an annual license. I must be doing it wrong? If anyone has any suggestions let me know or if you want to help me along on the forum that would be great!
Thanks!
Amy
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gerwil1478
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Re: Using ZCM asset management

You can download all the pdf's from the downloads section of the Novell support website. One of them is for asset management.
http://www.novell.com/documentation/

Just noticed the doco for SP3 Beta2 as well

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schiggieh Absent Member.
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Re: Using ZCM asset management

Hey there,

Im currently working with the Asset Management component of ZCM, so far everything works. I read the documentation and tested a lot of Stuff so far.

Actually I have no problem with the steps and "working" with it, but at some points ive got basic lack of understanding the underlying process.

Like: Why exactly do I need catalog products, I cant really see the reason for them, seems like an unnecessary step/level or whatever 🙂

Does anyone of you know a good source to learn the "Basics of Asset Management", I assume the Asset Management Component of ZCM will have been "build along an before existing Concept". I assume this Concept would be "Asset Management", but i could find no detailed information regarding this.

Either it was so product specific or so compressed that I could not learn much from it.

The Novell documentations clear up pretty much everything about how to work with this, but I still feel confused WHY iam doing what iam doing 🙂

regards,
alex

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amyke Absent Member.
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Re: Using ZCM asset management

Hi Alex, I have not been into asset management much lately. But to me the catalog looks like it is a place to put things that ZenWorks can not pick up in the scan. When I look at our catalog it has all the items from my purchase orders that I imported in and do not get associated with a machine. If I add a product to the catalog I can then associate and allocate the licenses and name of the software to a machine and keep track of those items as well.

Hope this helps some. I would also like to hear others responses so I know if I am interperting this correctly!
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schiggieh Absent Member.
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Re: Using ZCM asset management

Okay, that sounds reasonable
Ill be in my lab at Wednesday and test a little bit more, I think this already clears up a few problems I had with the "train of thoughts" 🙂

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schiggieh Absent Member.
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Okay I think I understand the the whole "thing" now 🙂

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