Usage Guide - Hardware


Global AssetView (GAV) categorizes hardware assets based on an internally developed classification/categorization system. The categorization, which gives the user an idea about the primary function of the product, has been derived from standard industry terms as well as other well-known industry classification systems.

It follows a two-level classification system – namely Level 1 Category and Level 2 Category

- Level 1 category: Major/ broad category to which the hardware asset belongs.

- Level 2 category: Subcategory, i.e specific to the product’s primary function.


a) "Lenovo ThinkPad P50 20EN001LUS " → Computers / Notebook → Level 1: Computers, Level 2: Notebook

b) “Fuji Xerox ApeosPort-IV C7780” → Printers / Multi-Function Printer (MFP) → Level 1: Printers, Level 2: Multi-Function Printer (MFP)

Global AssetView (GAV) is capable of categorising hardware assets related to IT, OT, IOT/ IIOT. There are currently 19 Level 1 categories and 90 Level 2 categories for classifying hardware assets.


Current owner of the Hardware product.


For Dell Inspiron 5447

Manufacturer: Dell


Name of the Hardware product


For Dell Inspiron 5447

Product: Inspiron


Model name/number as defined by the manufacturer


For Dell Inspiron 5447

Model: 5447


When it is mentioned "Unidentified" under the Level 1, Level 2 category or Manufacturer (or under all three of them), this means that relevant/accurate information for these attributes cannot be determined from the discovery. Below are the possible scenarios:

1) Manufacturer and Level 1 category is present, but level 2 is Unidentified

Category: "Networking Device / Unidentified", Manufacturer: "Juniper Networks"

2) Manufacturer is present but both Level 1 and Level 2 are Unidentified:

Category: "Unidentified / Unidentified", Manufacturer: "Lenovo"

3) Manufacturer, Level1 and Level 2 all three are unidentified:

Category: "Unidentified / Unidentified", Manufacturer: "Unidentified"