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The HP ProLiant Hardware Inventory Tool for Configuration Manager 2007 uses the HP Insight Management Agents to obtain HP-specific hardware information from System Center Configuration Manager 2007 client servers and adds this information to the database of the site server.

The inventory tool obtains the information and then displays it in the Configuration Manager Resource Explorer for the client server.

To advertise the inventory tool to the client servers, you must follow the procedures described in this document.

The inventory tool runs on each specified client, creating a series of intermediate .MIF text files, which contains the information about specific client servers. The Configuration Manager Hardware Inventory Agent processes these files and sends them to the site server to update the appropriate database

NOTE: Inventory information generated by the inventory tool is retrieved by the Configuration Manager agent during the Hardware Inventory cycle. This information is not available until the next hardware inventory scan is completed.

The inventory tool is tested and supported through specific ProLiant Support Packs (PSP). For further information, see the latest HP Server Integrations with Microsoft® System Center Products Support Matrix. The Resource Explorer view of certain hardware information retrieved by the inventory tool might contain incorrect values or missing information with newer HP ProLiant Support Packs.