Device – Lifecycle Tab

Asset LM Tab

Asset LM Tab

The Lifecycle tab enables recording and tracking of Asset Lifecycle activities, assignment of Asset tag (QR based) profiles, and access to associated purchase information.

Asset Lifecycle

Asset Lifecycle

Asset Lifecycle: add actions by date/time. Action type is user-defined — click the green plus sign to add a custom type. Assign the end-user associated with the action.

Some of the predefined action types have logic built-in. A user cannot Check Out a device or asset that is already checked out. Similarly, they can only Check In a device or asset that has been checked out.

Users can add their own logic by defining Action Types. Go to Tools>>Templates and Bulk Actions>>Lifecycle Event Actions…

You can now choose certain actions for your lifecycle events. For example, if you “retire” a server, you can choose to do certain actions like clear all IPs and clear all connectivity.

Options are:
Clear all IPs: Clear any IP addresses associated with the device.
Clear all Connectivity: Clear any switchport, direct device, and/or patch panel connections.
Append seconds since epoch to hostname: Add a unique number to the hostname so that you re-use the original hostname but still have a record of the old one.
Append seconds since epoch to serial number. Same but do it for the serial number.
Append seconds since epoch to uuid. Same but do it for the uuid.
Change the device service level (e.g. to out of service).
Change the asset service level
Remove the device/asset from the rack
Add the device/asset to a storage room

Asset QR Code

Asset QR Code

  1. Assign existing asset QR code profile to the device, or create a new profile by clicking green plus sign
  2. Print asset tag for the device by clicking QR Code

See also – working with QR asset tags in Device42

Purchase/Support Info

Purchase/Support Info

Any purchase information related to this device can be found on the Lifecycle tab. Purchase information can also be entered here…

See also – managing purchases in Device42.