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IT Inventory and Resource Management with OCS Inventory NG 1.02 by Barzan Tony Antal

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Summary

Throughout this chapter, we elaborated agent deployment. First, we analyzed what happens behind the scenes when agents are inventorying, and how they do their work in order to serve the central server. As every situation can be different, we have two agent types as well as numerous modalities to hook up our machines with one of those agents.

We can install agents on all kinds of platforms, starting from Microsoft Windows up to Linux distributions, Solaris, Mac OS X, and even mobile devices. We can either opt for interactive setups or simply automated installations with the help of scripts and remote deployment tools. In a corporate environment, it's important to deploy in the background.

The agent is a piece of software that supports command-line ...

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