ALERT

[FREE DEMO] Deploy Your Enterprise Cloud in Minutes

Network Inventory Management

Definition - What does Network Inventory Management mean?

Network inventory management is the process of keeping records of all the IT or network assets that make up the network.

It enables network administrators/businesses to have a physical record of all IT and network equipment within the organization.

Techopedia explains Network Inventory Management

Network inventory management is generally performed to through IT asset tracking software that scans, compiles and records data about each device/node over a network.

Network inventory management may include:

  • Number of routers, their make, type and place of installation, serial number
  • IP addresses of all devices/nodes, IP addressing scheme used
  • Number and type of software along with license keys and expiry dates

This data helps businesses with:

  • Network size estimation
  • Network capacity planning
  • Network cost/ROI estimation
  • Physical network administration (to deal with device/equipment loss and theft)

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
Tweat cdn.techopedia.com
"Techopedia" on Twitter


'@Techopedia'
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Resources
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.