The "Asset Management" section of the configuration console is the key to effectively sorting and managing your asset. This has 4 sections:
Taking each one in turn exploring the uses for each.
These are overall management settings for your Assets.
Here is where you can import your assets and Asset types from populating your asset catalogue in Halo.
Here is your list of asset groups, these are the top level sorting before asset type. This is useful for grouping types for searching and sorting.
Click on an existing group to edit it, or click new in the top right to add a new one. The only options here are the name and notes associated with the group.
Your asset types are the main denomination of your assets. These are associated with a single group, a given list of fields and a set of documents related to the asset.
Click on an existing type to edit it, or click new in the top right to add a new one. You will be faced with the following options:
Enter a name.
Assign a group to the asset type.
Enter any relevant notes.
Navigate to field list.
Click the ⊕ to add new fields.
Add all the relevant fields to the asset type.
Click the pencil to edit any existing field added:
You should choose 3 key fields for each asset type.
These are the 3 fields that will display in the list of assets as columns.
If you do not denote the 3 key fields, Halo will select these from the top of the field list.
Add an icon using the button on the top if relevant.
Navigate back into the Asset type to add any documents. These can be documentation, EULAs or otherwise.
You can also clone an existing type to mirror one that already. To do this, hover over the 3 dots button on the type you wish to clone and press clone. Rename this new clone then head back to the list to edit the details of this.
Halo also provides the option to create assets by scanning an associated barcode. To do this, please ensure the 'Enable Scanners' option is ticked under Configuration > Asset Management > General Settings:
You will then be able to add assets into Halo by using the barcode scanner functionality, which you will see as an option on the main asset screen:
Simply scan the barcode of the asset and the "New Asset" screen will dynamically appear.
This is where you can create extra fields that will store data relevant to each asset, e.g. an IP address. On creating these fields, make sure you press "Add to all Asset Types" to ensure they show up on every asset.