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Using the HP ProLiant Hardware Inventory Tool

You can use the Inventory Tool to automate the inventory collection process. To use the tool, you must define a Configuration Manager advertisement from the site server to schedule inventory collection on specified clients. When the Configuration Manager has scheduled and executed the Inventory Tool, the Inventory Tool generates the .MIF files on each node.

The .MIF files are not automatically populated to the site server database. The Configuration Manager Hardware Inventory service must be configured and activated on each managed system to retrieve the .MIF files and populate the database.

NOTE: To ensure that the .MIF files are collected, you must enable the NOIDMIF files option in the Hardware Inventory Client Agent Properties. For details on configuring and using the hardware inventory of Configuration Manager, see the Configuration Manager User Guide or Configuration Manager Application Help.