Automating Inventory Scout

You haven’t used Inventory Scout yet or only occasionally ,manually? You want to run Inventory Scout automatically on all systems with as little effort as possible?

Then you should take a look at our article Automating Inventory Scout in the Article / AIX section. The article clearly describes which steps are necessary to run Inventory Scout automatically on number of systems. In the download area we have provided the script run_invscout, which is described in the article. The script allows you to download the latest catalog.mic file from IBM from a NIM server, copy it to any number of NIM clients, start an Inventory Scout run on the NIM clients and collect the microcode survey upload files from the NIM clients. Finally, the upload files are uploaded to IBM MDS for analysis.