Many IT administrators end up needing to make a data center inventory spreadsheet once they have identified the various systems and applications in their IT infrastructure. For any enterprise, this is a routine part of the IT infrastructure planning and maintenance.
Inventory spreadsheet offers a way to accurately quantify the total number of systems, pieces of hardware, servers, and software as well as the cost of each item within your organization. In the most basic form, inventory spreadsheets are self-explanatory and clear. However, the complexity of these spreadsheets can require more effort to implement. Here are some of the tasks that will need to be performed to set up and manage an inventory spreadsheet.
o Design the data center inventory spreadsheet. A spreadsheet may be developed from a PowerPoint presentation that outlines the logical locations of all the hardware, applications, and data centers within your organization. Other more complex methods of creating a data center inventory spreadsheet include drawing on a drafting pad and computer-generated or in a word processing format.
o Cell input. The spreadsheet will require the user to enter the required data and create a list of objects on the screen.
o Formatting: Before you enter the data into the spreadsheet, ensure that you have properly formatted the spreadsheet by using tables, numbers, columns, and another common formatting. The data will appear properly when the spreadsheet is formatted properly.
o Import and export: Once the data has been entered, it is necessary to import and export data into the database system. By providing the right settings for the database system, your organization will find that it is capable of managing a data warehouse and importing and exporting data. Any data entered into the system will be in the form of proper HTML codes and Excel objects.
o Copy and paste: It is also important to copy and paste the data that you have entered into the database system. This is so the data that is being entered into the database system will be correctly displayed. Make sure that the spreadsheet is formatted properly and that all required data is entered.
These are just a few of the tasks that a data warehouse management software can accomplish. When running the inventory spreadsheet, make sure that you can perform each of these tasks for your organization, making sure that you can achieve a high-quality business process.