Official release of Snow Inventory Agent for Linux 5.2.0

Blog Post created by Myrja.Schumacher Employee on Jan 19, 2018

This version introduces enhancements and corrections in the Inventory Data Processor.

The inventory agent no longer needs to run as superuser. 

Released on 18th January 2018.

Release information

Product:                 Snow Inventory Agent for Linux
New version:         5.2.0
Release date:        January 18, 2018 
Distribution:          SUS and MSI package
Current status:     Released


The following enhancements have been made in Snow Inventory Agent for Linux, version 5.2.0:

  • To fulfil the requirements for Principle of least Privileges, the inventory agent no longer needs to run as superuser. Instead, the user account running the agent needs sudo access to the specific commands mentioned in the Linux agent user guide.
  • For performance and stability reasons, the agent now gathers hardware details using dmidecode.
  • To improve the user experience, detection of Amazon EC2 hypervisor no longer outputs to the terminal window.


The following corrections have been made in  Snow Inventory Agent for Linux, version 5.2.0:

  • Special characters in the InstallDate-column have been corrected to a valid date format.