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Document Purpose and Conventions

This document has the following aims:

  • To provide instructions to delegates to enable completion of the practical training labs
  • Where relevant, provide guidance which can be used during real world implementations

The following conventions are used to highlight important information.

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Indicates the virtual machine that should be used for the exercise or task.

Lab Information

The lab environment consists of the following computers:

Computer

Role

Subnet

AD Site

1ETRNDC

Domain controller for the 1ETRN.LOCAL domain. The ConfigMgr package source folder is located on this server.

10.0.0.0/24

Datacenter

1ETRNCM

ConfigMgr server with a local SQL instance. All ConfigMgr roles are installed in this server.

10.0.0.0/24

Datacenter

1ETRNAP

Application server that will host the ActiveEfficiency server and database. SQL is installed locally.

10.0.0.0/24

Datacenter

1ETRNW71

Windows 7 client computer

10.0.1.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW72

Windows 7 client computer

10.0.2.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW73

Windows 7 client computer

10.0.1.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW101

Windows 10 client computer

10.0.1.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW102

Windows 10 client computer

10.0.2.0/24

RemoteOffice


The password for all accounts used in the lab environment is: Passw0rd

Ignore any patching popups on our servers. We have deliberately left them unpatched to show patching via Patch Success and/or Nomad

Unless otherwise indicated, logon to the lab VMs using the following accounts

System

Account

1ETRNDC

1ETRN\Administrator

1ETRNAP

1ETRN\AppInstaller

1ETRNCM

1ETRN\SCCMAdmin

1ETRNW71

1ETRN\User

1ETRNW72

1ETRN\User

1ETRNW73

1ETRN\User

1ETRNW101

1ETRN\User

Using Inventory


This course is designed to teach you how to use the Inventory application within Tachyon. 

Lab Overview

In this lab you will carry out the following exercises (Ex):

Ex 1 - Tachyon v5.2 - Using - Confirm Inventory Configuration

  • Confirm Tachyon is Configured for Inventory
    • Confirm Permissions to use Inventory¬†
    • Confirm the Inventory Install and Population

Ex 2 - Tachyon v5.2 - Using - Using Inventory as a Viewer

  • The Inventory screens seen as an Inventory Viewer
    • Software Inventory - Dashboard screen as a Viewer
    • Software Inventory - Aggregate Screen as a User
    • Software Inventory - Product Usage Screen as a User
    • Hardware - Hardware Inventory screen as a Viewer
    • Hardware - Virtual Summary Screen as a Viewer
    • Hardware - Device Screen as a Viewer
    • Manage Associations Screen as a Viewer
    • User Summary Screen as a Viewer

Ex 3 - Tachyon v5.2 - Using - Using Inventory as an Administrator

  • AI Powered Auto-curation seen as an Administrator
    • Basic Summary Screen
    • AI Suggestions for Non-Normalized Records (With AI Suggestions)
    • Take Action on Unidentified Software Records
    • Edit/Add a Suggestion to the Catalog
    • Exclude a Suggestion from the Catalog
  • The Inventory screens seen as an Inventory Administrator
    • Software Inventory - Dashboard screen as an Administrator
    • Software Inventory - Aggregate screen as an Administrator
    • Software Inventory - Product Usage screen as an Administrator
    • Hardware - Hardware Inventory screen as an Administrator
    • Hardware - Virtual Summary Screen as an Administrator
    • Hardware - Device Screen as an Administrator
    • Manage Associations Screen as an Administrator
    • CM to Product Screen
    • Product to CM Screen
    • Review the Associations as a Viewer
    • Amend and Delete Associations
    • User Summary Screen as an Administrator

Ex 4 - Tachyon v5.2 - Using - Using Inventory - The Device View

  • The Device view in other Tachyon Platform applications
    • Where is the Device view visible in Tachyon Platform?
  • Exploring a device from the Device View
    • Explore a device
  • Closing the Device View
    • How to close the Device view
  • The Device View tabs and panels
    • The Overview tab and panels
    • The Download tab and panels
    • The Experience tab and panels
    • The Hardware tab and panels
    • The Network tab and panels
    • The Policies tab and panels
    • The Software tab and panels
    • The 1E Client tab and panels