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Where is Inventory Manager (and reports) in NetSight 8?


Our SysAdmin upgraded our NetSight instance to Suite 8.0.2.42. Since doing so, I can't find the same Inventory Manager functions or reports that I seemed to be able to run previously. I only seem to have access to one Inventory PDF report.
Is Inventory Manager completely different (removed or licensed?) in v8, or am I looking in the wrong spot??
I'm trying to generate reports based on our inventory, and the only (PDF) report available doesn't show individual stack members, and does't present in a format that is friendly with Excel. (PDF is awful for this stuff - it should be an option, not the only type).

Ideally I want to run reports on all sorts of stuff - installed hardware, modules, software versions, configs containing "X". And I want these reports customisable to my needs, with ability to schedule and email at regular intervals.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers,
-Martin

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Userlevel 1
Hi,
I 'm not sure but if you mean the java plugin I guess that this is integrated in the html page.
The backup settings will be available via login at the web page, choose network and the tab "Archives". The reports you might find them be choosing the tab "Reports" ?
Regards,
Axel
I'm admittedly new to the product, but I can't see how to achieve the sorts of things listed in the original post 😞
Userlevel 1
Hi Martin,

I'm only use the archive funktion to save the configs of the switches.



I guess I misunderstood your question - you want to generate reports about your switches.

Sorry I cannot help in this case.
Userlevel 3
Martin,

Version 8 is supposed to included important changes (new VLAN manager, less Java tools, ...) and requires significant more resources. On our side we stay away from 8.x for our production environment, and if I have some time to spare, we will download and test it with an evaluation license in an isolated environment.

Honestly, I would tell your SysAdmin to restore the previous version and to start a proper evaluation process for 8.x.
Userlevel 7

I only seem to have access to one Inventory PDF report.


I can't even find that one - could you please tell how to access this report.

-Ron
Ron wrote:

I only seem to have access to one Inventory PDF report.


I can't even find that one - could you please tell how to access this report.

-Ron

8.0.3 has also removed the Reports option. fyi
Userlevel 2
There are some Inventory related reports available under Device. You will see "Device Archives" and "Device View Archives". It is also possible to set up Alarms based on Events of Type "Inventory" that can have an Email action associated with them to email notifications of config changes.

It is still not ideal because a better tool would include a diff file in the email so you could immediately see the configuration changes. Being able to right click a specific archive and have it pull up a diff between it and the prior saved version would be an obvious enhancement to the manual process required now of picking each file to compare.

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