Application Migration pulls inventory data from Configuration Manager using the System Center Configuration Manager Connector in Tachyon. This page explains how to set up the Configuration Manager Connector, perform a data synchronization on-demand and schedule synchronization. 

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Configure a System Center Configuration Manager inventory connector

To perform this task you will need to be logged into Tachyon as a user with the Connector Administrator role. Connectors are configured from the Settings app in Tachyon. To access the Settings app, click the Switch App menu on the bottom left of the portal and select Settings.

Refer to Tachyon 5.0 - System Center Configuration Manager connector for details on how to add and configure a connector to collect inventory data from Configuration Manager.

The Tachyon Platform can collect inventory data from other data sources using different connectors. However, Application Migration requires the Configuration Manager connector to be used as this connector also collects details of Configuration Manager Applications, Packages and Programs that are used to install migrated applications when the Configuration Manager Task Sequence is executed.    

When setting up the connector you should check the Run Consolidation Reports option in the Edit connector popup, as shown in the picture opposite. Doing this ensures that every report needed to display data in Application Migration will be run when the inventory connector is executed. If you do not check this box you can always run the consolidation actions independently of the connectors, as described in Executing the consolidation actions independently

Execute the System Center Configuration Manager inventory connector

Once the System Center Configuration Manager inventory connector has been added it needs to be executed to synchronize the data from Configuration Manager into Application Migration. To do this you'll need to be logged into Tachyon as a user with the Application Migration Administrator role, or any other role that includes permission to execute a connector. 

Connectors can be executed in the Settings app from either the ConfigurationConnectors page or the Monitoring→Process Log  page. The steps below use the Process Log page as Application Migration Administrators have access to this page but not the Connectors page.

To execute the connector:

  1. From the Settings app, go to the Monitoring→Process Log page.
  2. Click on the Execute button on the top right of the page.
  3. Select the inventory repository in the Execute action popup. Typically, this will be the Default Inventory repository, unless other Inventory repositories have been created specifically for use by Application Migration.
  4. Select the Sync Data action for the System Center Configuration Manager connector.
  5. Click on the Execute button in the Execute action popup.

The picture opposite shows the Execute action popup with the Default Inventory selected and the Sync Data - System Center Configuration Manager Inventory action selected.

View the Process log

When the connector is executed, the progress of the synchronization can be checked in the Settings app from the Monitoring→Process log page. To perform this task you will need to be logged into the Tachyon platform as a user with the Application Migration Administrator role, or any other role that includes permission to view the Process Log.

The picture opposite shows the Tachyon  Monitoring→Process log page where the data sync using the System Center Configuration Manager Inventory connector was executed.

A number of other steps follow the initial sync, including the  Basic Inventory Consolidation  report and the Application Migration Consolidation report,  as highlighted. These reports were run automatically after the data sync as the option to Run Consolidation Reports was checked when the connector was added. The Application Migration Consolidation report is the last step in getting the data ready for Application Migration.

View data on the Application Migration Installations page

Once the reports have been run you will be able to see data in the Application Migration app on the Installations page, as shown in the picture opposite.

Scheduling the connector to keep data synchronized

The process above executes a single, on-demand synchronization of data from Configuration Manager into Application Migration.

You should schedule the connector to execute regularly to keep the data in Application Migration up to date, ensuring new devices, new software installations and software removals are correctly reported.

To perform this task you will need to be logged into the Tachyon portal as a user with the Schedule Administrator role. The Application Migration Administrator role does not have the required permissions to schedule connectors.

Refer to Tachyon 5.0 - Schedules page for details on how to schedule a connector.  

Executing the consolidation actions independently

There are scenarios where you would want to execute the consolidation reports separately from an inventory synchronization, for example you may have a number of inventory connectors connecting into different data sources. In this case you would want to perform all the synchronizations before executing the consolidation actions. 

There are two consolidation actions you need to execute for Application Migration:

  1. Basic Inventory Consolidation.
  2. Application Migration Consolidation.

Executing the Basic Inventory Consolidation action

The Basic Inventory Consolidation report can be run independently of the Settings app. You do this by:

  1. Clicking the Execute button in either the Configuration→Connectors or Monitoring→Process log pages.

    Users assigned the Application Migration Administrator role will only be able to run the Basic Inventory Consolidation report from the Process Log page.

  2. Selecting an Inventory repository.
  3. Selecting the Generate Report - Basic Inventory Consolidation action. 
  4. Clicking the Execute button in the Execute action popup.
Running the Basic Inventory Consolidation report will also run the Application Migration Consolidation report.

Executing the Application Migration Consolidation action

You may want to run the Application Migration Consolidation report independently after deleting a Management Group or fixing an orphaned Application Migration rule to update the data in the Application Migration UI.

The Application Migration Consolidation report can be run independently of the Settings app. You do this by:

  1. Clicking the Execute button in either the Configuration→Connectors or Monitoring→Process log pages.

    Users assigned the Application Migration Administrator role will only be able to run the Basic Inventory Consolidation report from the Process Log page.

  2. Selecting an Application Migration repository.
  3. Selecting the Generate Report - Application Migration Consolidation action. 
  4. Clicking the Execute button in the Execute action popup.