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Asset inventory and hardware health monitoring requirements in SAM

Updated: 3-9-2017

Asset inventory data collection can be enabled for both physical and virtual assets and functions independently of hardware health monitoring. This means you do not need to have hardware health monitoring enabled to have inventory data collected and displayed.

The following hardware supports Asset Inventory data collection:

  • Dell servers with OpenManage Server Administrator Managed Node v7.2 or later
  • HP servers with HP System Insight Manager v6.2 or higher
  • IBM server with IBM Director (Common Agent, v6.3 or higher)
  • Additional hardware not listed here may be supported with a limited amount of information returned from the polling process.

The Asset Inventory feature supports the following operating systems and protocols and does not count against your SAM component monitor license. Additionally, these nodes must be managed by SAM to enable collection of Asset Inventory data:

Operating System






AIX (v7 and higher)


VMware ESX/ESXi v4.x and v5.x

  • CIM
  • VMware API
  • SNMP for VMware nodes not polled via CIM or the VMware API

VMware API for ESX/ESXi hosts polled via vCenter.


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