Extending the predefined asset type - Windows Machine

In the scenario, add the field TCP/IP Address to the predefined asset type, Windows Machine. You must use the Extend Asset Type wizard to add the field to the existing asset

Control Compliance Suite lets you extend the existing asset types by modification of the default fields and addition of the optional fields to the asset types.

You can extend the predefined asset types and the custom asset types also.

To extend an existing asset type

  1. Go to Settings > Schema Manager.

  2. Select Extend existing asset type and click Next.

  3. In the Select Asset Type panel of the Extend Asset Type wizard, from the Asset Type drop-down list, select Windows Machine and click Next.

    The primary, mandatory, and optional fields for Windows Machine are displayed..

  4. In the Select Optional Fields panel, select TCP/IP Address (First) from the Available fields list and add to the Selected fields list with the Add icon.

  5. In the Customize Field Attributes panel, check the options Is field part of job and Allow editing of field.

    When you extend an existing asset type, you can only add the optional fields. The optional fields are not required for data collection. You can explicitly mark the field to include in the data collection job.

    Click Next.

  6. In the Add External Fields panel, click Next without adding any external field.

  7. In the Summary panel, review the selections that you made for the custom asset type.

    Make sure that the field TCP/IP Address is available under the heading New Optional Fields and click Finish.

  8. Close the Control Compliance Suite Console and restart the Symantec Application Server Service.

  9. Launch the Control Compliance Suite Console and go to Manage > Assets > Asset System.

  10. Select the Windows Machine asset type.

    If you already have the assets for the Windows Machine, select an asset. In the details pane, under the Custom Properties tab, view the newly added field TCP/IP Address.

    To import the values of the newly added field TCP/IP Address, go to Monitor > Jobs view and re-run the asset import job for Windows Machine.