Keep a record of the serial numbers of all your hardware.
Security-mark all significant items of computer hardware, such as replacement parts. Use special ultraviolet pens or embossed labels.
Keep hardware activation keys and licenses in a secure location that is easily accessible to the system manager in system emergencies. The printed documents might be your only proof of ownership.
Wireless radio frequency identification (RFID) readers can further simplify asset tracking. An Oracle white paper, How to Track Your Oracle Sun System Assets by Using RFID is available at: