Automatically match to an existing model

The automatic matching feature allows you to match a software discovery model to an existing software model.

Before you begin

Role required: sam

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Software Asset > Reconciliation > Discovery models and open a model.
  2. Clear the Software model field.
  3. Click an entry in the Publisher column.
  4. Click Match model.
    The system searches for the best match from existing models. If a match is found, the system automatically adds the name to the Software model field and selects the Automatically matched check box. If a match is not found, a No match found message is displayed, and two related links appear, allowing you to create a new model. No change occurs if the system has already made a match.
  5. If no match is found, create a new model.
    If a model is already matched, then the automatic matching feature does not run.

    The automatic matching feature can also be used when you insert a new discovery model record or if you modify and update an existing discovery model. If automatic matching is run, all software installations and usages that reference the discovery model will have their Inferred suite and Cached fields cleared.

    For more information on software installation and usage records, see Determine where software is installed.