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Chassis type labels no longer valid

01/15/2020 327 views

I've been using smart labels for distribution and inventory reports based on desktop and laptop chassis types, but SMA version 10 blew that up and now shows several additional more specific chassis types (eg, space saving, mini tower, mini pc). Is there an easy way to distinguish between desktops and laptops now? If not, I guess I need to create a new smart label to find mini tower OR mini pc OR space saving, etc. That may not be so bad, but desktop and laptop were default chassis type labels that I didn't have to create, so I'm not sure if I can recreate it or if everything currently using that label will recognize the change.

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As new chassis types are added by the System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) specification and reported by the manufacturer of devices.

We try to keep the SMA updated to be aware of these additional chassis types that maybe reported as part of the device inventory.

https://www.dmtf.org/sites/default/files/standards/documents/DSP0134_3.3.0.pdf

At the moment, I can't think of an easy way of putting them into just two categories (PC & Laptops).

Answered 01/15/2020 by: KevinG
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I went with this in my smart labels for laptops:

Chassis Type Matches REGEX laptop|notebook


For desktops:

Chassis Type Ends With desktop

Answered 01/15/2020 by: rockhead44
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