Uses of NCM inventory reports
Use NCM inventory reports to access up-to-date device information and to manage the inventory of your network infrastructure. NCM automatically updates your device information when you import a device. Select and run an inventory report to collect specific information for devices. For example, you can run an inventory scan of all IP addresses inventoried on each device. A searchable list of IP addresses is valuable when trying to locate an address in a large network. You can also set regular inventory scans to gather device information.
Examples of device information collected by network inventory reports include:
- Serial numbers
- Port details
- IP addresses
- End-of-life dates
- End-of-support dates
- Maintenance providers
You can choose from several unique inventory reports, or create your own.
Popular out-of-the-box inventory reports include:
- Cisco 3750 Stack - Physical Entity: displays information about Physical Entities within each device.
- Cisco Chassis IDs: displays the Chassis IDs (and serial number if available) for Cisco devices.
- Cisco IOS Image Details: shows details about the running IOS in each Cisco device.
- Cisco VLANs: displays which VLAN IDs belong to which devices.
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