The Inventory Management System module consists of two main features: Scan and Reports.
If the Inventory Management System software module is not licensed for use, the JUNOScope software administrator should select not to install it. If this software module is not installed, it is disabled (unavailable) in the JUNOScope main window.
An external inventory application can connect to the Inventory Management System database and extract inventory data, such as hardware, software, licensed features, and inventory scan events, from the database by way of a Structured Query Language (SQL) interface. A unique username and password must be configured during the JUNOScope software installation to enable read-only access to the Inventory Management System database.
The Inventory Management System includes Demo reports generated from a demonstration database so you can learn how to use report features with having to actually scan device inventory on the production network.
The Scan feature scans the inventory of one or more selected devices for hardware, software feature licenses, and JUNOS software and its installed packages. The Inventory Management System scans devices in real time or as part of a scheduled operation. You can save inventory scan operations and combine them with other operations, such as archive and restore, to be run concurrently or sequentially in real time or at a scheduled interval.
For more information about scanning inventory items on devices, see Scanning Inventory Data.
Once device inventory has been scanned and stored in the JUNOScope database, you can generate various predefined or user-specified reports. You can manipulate inventory reports using tools to sort, query, and configure columns. You can save custom inventory reports, including user-specified definitions and controls. All JUNOScope users can view and share saved inventory reports. The Inventory Management System displays reports in a browser in HTML, and can also be exported in Extensible Markup Language (XML), comma-separated values (CSV) text, Adobe PDF, and Microsoft Excel formats. For more information, see Using Inventory Reports.
The Inventory Management System repository allows you to schedule custom inventory reports to run at a specified time without intervention and to view archived custom inventory reports that have been run.
For more information about scheduling and viewing custom inventory reports, see Scheduling Custom Inventory Reports and Viewing Archived Inventory Reports.