Hi, I have received a requirement wherein I need to archive multiple computers from SLM. I'm looking for a way to perform this operation via backend. Can someone help me here.
best practice would be to archive computers via the Snow License Manager web frontend. Go to Computers -> List all computers and select all computers, that you wish to archive (toggle the checkmark on the left side). Then click on the three dots in the top right corner of your screen and select Archive computers. Confirm the following message. The computers are now archived.
There is no ensured way to perform this in the backend. There may be one, but due to changing database structures, it is definitely not recommended to make changes to the database.
If you have further questions, please reach out to us.
Thank you marcel.hirsch. I completely understand that the best practice should be through Web UI. But if someone has to archive more than 500 computers (periodically), it will take a long time & that's the reason, I'm looking for a possible solution through backend. The Web UI must be calling a Stored Procedure once we click on "Archive Computers". By any chance, Can I get the name of that Stored Procedure?
I see your point. No one likes manual work of you can automate it
I just had a deeper look into our internal tools section and made a finding. There is a customizing that has been implemented at many customers and is of great value for you. It is called 'BULK COMPUTER ARCHIVING IN SNOW LICENSE MANAGER'. It is described as follows:
PurposeDefine the high-level process and the steps required to carry out bulk computer archiving in Snow License Manager.Help save a significant amount of time ordinarily required to carry out this task manually on a machine by machine basis where there is a requirement to archive many machines in Snow on a periodic basis.Snow already has a built-in capability of bulk editing, deleting and archiving – this method is useful when for example you have a list of machines provided to you by the configuration management team of all recently decommissioned computers – so rather than going through Snow line by line and editing each machine individually this method allows you to import the list using the process and thus saving time and resource to complete the task.NOTE: At the time of documenting this process – a limit to the number of machines you can archive at any one time using the Snow web UI was +/- 200
NOTE: At the time of documenting this process – a limit to the number of machines you can archive at any one time using the Snow web UI was +/- 200
If you would like to know more about this, please reach out to your local Account Manager.
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