Infrastructure versus full stack server inventory

Exploring the different inventory variants of OneImporter on the platform

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In the complex landscape of IT management, having a comprehensive understanding of your infrastructure is crucial for effective operations. The platform's OneImporter plays a pivotal role in this regard, functioning as an agent installed on servers, workstations, or desktop computers. OneImporter continuously generates and updates a digital image, commonly referred to as a digital twin, capturing all the necessary information for seamless IT processes.

The two faces of server inventory

Full stack server inventory

Full stack server inventory

Full stack server inventory

Enterprises often seek complete transparency into their IT environment. They want a holistic view that encompasses hardware, operating systems, processes, containers, configurations, and services – essentially, every aspect recorded on a single computer. This comprehensive inventory approach is what terms as "full stack server inventory."

With the OneImporter's full stack inventory, organizations gain a bird's-eye view of their entire IT landscape. This variant provides in-depth insights into every layer of the infrastructure, facilitating thorough analysis and efficient management. This approach is ideal for enterprises aiming for a meticulous understanding of their systems, ensuring that no detail goes unnoticed.

What is included in infrastructure server inventory:

  • Services
  • File configuration (process)
  • Processes
  • Containers
  • Operating system
  • Bare metal or virtualized hardware


Infrastructure server inventory

Infrastructure server inventory

Infrastructure server inventory

However, not every use case demands such an exhaustive level of detail. In certain scenarios, the focus may be primarily on the hardware/virtual machine and the operating system. For these situations, offers the "infrastructure inventory" variant through OneImporter.

The infrastructure inventory streamlines the data collection process to specifically target the essentials – the hardware and the operating system. This approach is particularly useful when the goal is to monitor and manage the foundational elements without delving into the intricacies of every service or process running on the system. It strikes a balance between granularity and simplicity, catering to the specific needs of organizations that prioritize core infrastructure insights.

What is included in infrastructure server inventory:

  • Operating system
  • Bare metal or virtualized hardware


Choosing the right variant for your needs

Deciding between full stack and infrastructure inventory depends on the specific requirements and objectives of an organization. While some enterprises thrive on the comprehensive insights provided by a full stack inventory, others may find that infrastructure inventory meets their needs more effectively, offering a more streamlined and focused approach.
Ultimately, the versatility of OneImporter allows organizations to tailor their inventory strategy to align with their goals. Whether aiming for a detailed analysis of the entire IT stack or focusing on the foundational elements,'s OneImporter ensures that enterprises have the flexibility to choose the inventory variant that best suits their unique operational demands.
In conclusion, the distinction between full stack and infrastructure inventory with OneImporter reflects the diverse needs within the realm of IT management. By understanding these variants, enterprises can optimize their approach to inventory management, gaining the insights required for efficient and effective IT operations.

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Autor | Februar 2022

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Matthias Scholze
Chief Technology Officer
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