12.02 - Asset Information - Server Management

Teradata Server Management Web Services User Guide

Server Management
Release Number
July 2016
English (United States)
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When CMICs detect changes to the hardware, software, and firmware information of components, the changes are stored as asset records in the Asset Database. Types of asset records include inventory information (such as model numbers, serial numbers, and part numbers), battery installation dates, and revision levels for components. You can track asset information for a system or one or more collectives, cabinets, or chassis. For example, you can visually verify firmware versions across all Ethernet switches in the system or find out if a particular BYNET board part number is present in the system.

Asset History

Asset History displays a history of chassis asset change records stored in the Asset Database. You can save the information in .txt or .csv file format for later reference. The command allows you to specify a time frame and the number of records to display.

For example, if you want to see all changes to the BIOS version for a specific CMIC over the last week, select the CMIC, specify the number of records you want to display, specify a time interval of seven days, and sort the columns by Asset Name to find the BIOS records.

Asset Baseline

Asset data consists of information about cabinet hardware, such as firmware versions, serial numbers, and product IDs. The Asset Baseline command takes a snapshot of the asset information of a system and then collects, saves, and sends the asset information as follows:
  • Collects report bundles
  • Removes out-of-date assets
  • Formats asset data and saves the output
  • If configured, sends asset data to Teradata through ServiceConnect
The asset information is collected into at least two files, which are sent to Customer Services for inclusion in the Customer System Information (CSI) database:
  • One index file, containing the number of data files to expect, as well as a list of the CMICs providing data files.

    The list allows you to make sure you receive all the component files.

  • One or more data snapshot files.

Use the Asset Baseline command at initial system configuration, and after any changes to cabinet configurations or IP addressing assigned through Server Management.