Something new again!
We present: Asset.Desk 8.10.8

New features and improvements:

  • Comprehensive license management for virtual clients
  • Windows Agent now with scan profiles
  • Optimization and new features of the vCenter Scanner
  • Indication of the total cost of ownership (TCO) in a desktop virtualization environment


Benefits of Virtual Environments including about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

The use of virtual or hosted desktops and thin clients can…

  • …Reduce costs
  • ... standardize the IT infrastructure
  • …simplify the administration of the clients
  • …help to optimize the company's hardware investments
  • ...ensure greater security, as all company data is stored in the data center
  • …enabling centralized desktop management across the company
  • ...reduce the time and money spent on commissioning and securing the desktop.

    And eventually will
    for Remote access enabled. so can Employees device-independent and from any location from a connection to connect to their virtual desktop. you have an easy access to files and applications and can work remotely from anywhere in the world. 


Comprehensive license management for virtual clients 

In the case of virtual clients, the license management is not computer-related, but is primarily based on named users and server-side licenses. Software applications from the catalog are accordingly rather assigned to the employees via groups from the Active Directory. While the scan of the software applications from hosted desktops is not necessarily important, one would still like to know whether and how often the purchased software applications on the virtual clients are used by the employees for controlling the software licenses. This will help you Asset.Desk!

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FCS Windows Agent now with scan profiles

The trend towards desktop virtualization places new demands on the scanning scope of the FCS Windows Agents. More flexibility is required for an infrastructure with hosted desktops. For this reason, scan profiles for the FCS Windows Agent were introduced with version 8.10.8. The scope of the scan on the client can now be specified for each scan profile: A complete scan of the hardware and software is required for physical PCs and notebooks, which will continue to exist in the company to a limited extent. Of the hosted desktops, on the other hand, only the software use for application metering is of interest. This can now be differentiated in the profiles. Several profiles with various scan settings for different client types, whether physical or virtual, can be created for the Windows Agent. When installing the agent on the client, the appropriate profile must be specified.

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Optimization and new features of the vCenter Scanner

Asset.Desk has been providing the "vCenter Scanner" as an optional module for some time to read the data from the ESXi hosts and the guest operating systems.
With the new version we have optimized the vCenter Scanner and introduced a new parameter that can be found in the settings: You can now choose whether the VMs are to be scanned using the VM name or the name in the guest operating system in Asset.Desk are to be created, updated and assigned as a device. This creates more flexibility in different VMware environments. The ones from the VM information in Asset.Desk created devices appear in the tree below the respective ESXi host.

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TCO in Asset.Desk 

With the ability to map commercial data, capture and consolidate costs, it allows Asset.Deskto determine an indication of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for an environment with desktop virtualization.

First, all components involved such as client end devices, NW elements, servers, storage media, licenses in the system must be recorded. This can be achieved either by automatic scanning or manual creation. A complete and clean inventory is the basis for the subsequent cost determination. Asset.Desk offers object books at all levels in the system to map costs. The TCO for desktop virtualization primarily includes costs for: end devices, data centers and servers, data stores, operation of the virtual desktops, components of the NW infrastructure, software licenses and operation of the data center. If the virtual desktops and applications are hosted and managed by a cloud service provider, the billing data from the cloud service provider are included in the overall analysis.

All costs run in the cost analysis of Asset.Desk together and consolidated there. The costs can be displayed, broken down and analyzed in different dimensions (object groups, object types, cost centres, period).

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You are already an FCS customer and have one Asset.Desk-Support contract? 

>> Then you can download the new version for free in our Download Area .

You don't have a support contract, would like to purchase the new version or have questions?

>> Our Sales team will be happy to advise you!


We wish you every success and efficient management of your inventory!

Your FCS IT Management Solutions team




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