Connects to a Configuration Manager database and pulls in inventory and usage data.
Before adding a new System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) connector, you will need the following:
This connector supports both System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager (MEMCM).
To demonstrate how to add, test and run a Configuration Manager connector we will use our example ACME environment. The following steps are also shown in the video opposite.
The new connector has now been added and a new action that can be used to run the connector has been created in the background, called Sync Data - System Center Configuration Manager Inventory.
In the video we demonstrated the process of adding, testing and running a Configuration Manager connector and then monitored the progress of the sync and verified the results.
The following fields are available in the Add connector and Edit connector popups when the System Center Configuration Manager Connector type is selected, as shown in the picture opposite:
|Connector type||Shows the connector type: System Center Configuration Manager.|
|Repository type||Shows which type of repository the connector works with. For the System Center Configuration Manager Connector type this is always Inventory.|
Here you set the logical name for the connector.
|SCCM Database Server|
The name of the SQL Server instance where the Configuration Manager database is installed. For example ACME-SQL01.
The SQL Server instance should be specified using one of the following formats:
|SCCM Database||The name of the Configuration Manager database. For example CM_CM1.|
|SCCM SQL Server User||The name of an SQL login account. This is ignored if the Use Windows Authentication checkbox is checked.|
|SCCM SQL Server Password||The password for the SQL login account. This is ignored if the Use Windows Authentication checkbox is checked.|
|Use Windows Authentication|
Check this box if you want to use the Tachyon server's computer$ account instead of a SQL login specfied above.
When the connector is configured to use Windows Authentication, the connector is actually using the SLA Platform Integrate Agent service account. Tachyon Setup configures this service to use Network Service which translates as the Tachyon server's computer$ account on a remote server.
|Run Consolidation Reports|
The following Client Settings must be configured to gather inventory and usage data from clients, and applied to relevant Collections containing in-scope devices:
The following Discovery Methods must be configured to gather Active Directory data about clients, and applied to relevant Domains and OUs containing in-scope devices: