Installing with disconnected scanners: Ansible and Lite
Available from 9.2.5.
Disconnected scans allow for discovering software and hardware inventory by running scripts that are provided in the disconnected scanner package. The scripts initiate software and capacity scans, and create a package with scan results that you later need to upload to the License Metric Tool server.
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License Metric Tool Lite
The limit applies to computers where the disconnected scanner is installed. If you have a mixed environment in which both disconnected computers and computers with the BigFix® client exist, the total number of computers can be higher.
License Metric Tool with Ansible
Ansible is an open source product that is used for automating applications and IT tasks. To manage scans by using Ansible, you run playbooks that are delivered with License Metric Tool to install the disconnected scanner, manage software and capacity scans, and upload their results to the License Metric Tool server.
For information about default and minimal scan frequency as well as recommended frequency of importing scan results, see: Frequency of scans and uploads of data.
- Optimized mode of scanning remote shared file systems is not supported.
- Information that is provided in the Operating System column might be slightly different for the computers that are scanned by the disconnected scan, and the computers that are scanned by a regular scan.
- The host name of a scanned computer that is displayed in License Metric Tool is limited to 15 characters on Windows. The value is taken from the %COMPUTERNAME% environment variable that is limited to 15 characters even though it is possible to create a longer name. Scanning computers with longer host name works. However, it might be difficult to properly identify such computers.