Recovering from accumulated scans

If scan results are not imported to BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool for a longer period of time, they accumulate on the BigFix server. They are all processed during the first import after the break which might lead to long import times. To avoid the problem, skip importing the results of the software scan during the first import after the break. Then, apply good practices for distributing scans in your infrastructure, including dividing the computers into scan groups, and planning the scan schedule. It will allow for importing scan results from the consecutive scan groups without overloading the import.

About this task

Recovering from accumulated scans is necessary in the following situations:
Import of data to BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool was failing for a longer period of time
If the import of data fails for a longer period of time, scan results accumulate on the BigFix server. They are all processed during the first import after the break which might lead to long import times.
BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool was reinstalled and scans were run in the past
With each reinstallation of BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool, a new instance of BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool database is created. A fresh installation triggers the import of all historically collected scan files.
License Metric ToolBigFix Inventory V9.x coexists with Software Use Analysis V1.3, V2.2, License Metric Tool V7.x or Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.x
Different versions of License Metric Tool 9.x and BigFix Inventory 9.x can coexist with each other and the earlier versions as well as Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed. For each additionally installed or reinstalled instance of the License Metric Tool 9.x or BigFix Inventory 9.x server, a new database is created. It triggers the import of all historically collected scan files.

For more information about coexistence scenarios, see Coexistence scenarios.

Procedure

  1. Log in to BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool and go to the following URL: https://host:port/management/feature.
  2. Check the Disable the import of accumulated software scan results (next import only) check box.
  3. Run the import of data (ETL).
    If the accumulated scan results are successfully skipped, the following information is written in the import log:
    2015-08-10 22:11:35 (+0:00:00.003) INFO: Accumulated results of software scans 
    are SKIPPED
    2015-08-10 22:11:35 (+0:00:00.119) INFO: Accumulated results of software scans 
    were successfully skipped during the import. The setting applied only to this import. 
    The subsequent imports will contain the results of the software scan.
    If the import is successful, the function will be disabled.

What to do next

If the computers in your environment are divided into scan groups, run the scans according to the specified schedule and wait for the scan results. Otherwise, divide the computers into scan groups and distribute scans over the days of the week according to the good practices for running scans. Then, schedule incremental imports of data to BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool.