Add the Remote-Scan module to Asset.Desk Basic to read out Windows devices and SNMP-capable devices from a central point (remote) and to import their hard- and software data into the inventory database (per touch of a button or time-controlled). Via the Asset.Desk Tracker you can track the devices on the network via the IP range, domain list or Active Directory and group them in a scan list. Objects which should not automatically be scanned can easily be moved to an exclusion list. All scans are able to run time-controlled, whereby you can store further details on each individual scan profile via individual scan profiles. Thresholds help you to keep in view which devices were no longer accessible for a defined period of time.
The remote scan of the Windows devices is carried out via WMI and provides very detailed information to hardware and software on the target clients. Virtual machines can be also scanned and can be automatically recognized and displayed as virtual systems.
The Asset.Desk Tracker supports SNMP Scan SNMP V1-3. In addition to the basic information, you can also read out individual data about the MIB profiles of the devices. You can create private profiles for the individual devices and series. Asset.Desk provides an integrated MIB browser for this purpose.
Unlike Remote-Scan, Scanning Agent Windows provides comprehensive device and software information behind firewalls and other clients’ backup mechanisms (regardless of remote access rights). During computer start-up, by time, and even at the push of a button, the Scanning Agent Windows can report the current hardware and software data as well as configuration information of the Windows computers to the central asset management database (the Asset.Desk Manager).
Windows Agent PLUS – For more technical data!
For anyone who wants to scan devices down to the last detail, there is the Scanning Agent Windows PLUS. It provides additional data from CPU, mainboard, BIOS, operating system, RAM – And this down to the last detail, e.g. package, Max TDP (power loss in watt), technology (nm), Core VID (voltage in volts), instruction set, core speed, core temperature, bus speed, cache size of CPU, ROM size of BIOS, specification and type of RAM modules etc. The Scanning Agent Windows cooperates with the software distribution solution Install.Desk: Immediately after completion the distribution job, the agent triggers a (software) scan of the affected devices. Thus, the new software status of these devices is available in the inventory or asset database without any delay.
The MacOS Scanner allows an automatically read out of the detailed hardware, software, and network data from Apple Mac based devices (MacOS 10.5 (Power PC), 10.6, 10.7, and beyond). It allows also to add these data to the Asset.Desk database. The MacOS scanner is not a local service. Nothing has to be installed on the end devices. The scanner accesses to the clients remotely via SSH and starts the scan software in the SSH connection.
The Linux Agent provides comprehensive information about hardware and software of your Linux computers. The Scanning Agent Linux scans when starting the PC, by time or at push of a button (as well as Windows-Agent). The Linux Agent supports the Novell / SuSE Enterprise Server operating systems (versions 9, 10 and 11), SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (versions 10 and 11), OpenSuSE (11 and 12), Mandriva Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 and 6 , Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora. The support of further Linux derivatives will soon be possible.
The “IGEL Scanner” is a local service that automatically reads the hardware and software data from all common IGEL thin clients, especially from devices of the UDx series.
In addition to the extensive hardware data, the scan data also includes data on the Linux derivative and the firmware version. In addition, the installed software and the installed features are scanned with each version.
The Asset. Desk Tracker distributes the IGEL scanners to the target computers via SSH and controls the scan. The scan data is returned in Asset. Desk format via Samba.
The AIX Agent reads out the hardware and software data from AIX based systems and servers from version 6 onwards. The Perl-based AIX Agent can be installed and executed on the target system via SSH session from the tracker. The scan data’s will return in Asset.Desk format via http (s) or via Samba.
The Solaris for SPARC scanner reads out hardware and software data from Solaris-powered SPARC systems. The Perl-based scanner can be installed and executed on the target system via SSH session from the tracker. The scandals will return in Asset.Desk format via http (s) or via Samba. Solaris is supported from version 10 onwards.
The purpose of the Solaris for x86 Scanner is the scan of hardware and software data from Solaris-powered x86 systems. The Perl-based scanner can be installed and executed on the target system via SSH session from the tracker. The scan data’s will return in Asset.Desk format via http (s) or via Samba. Solaris is supported from version 11 onwards.
Due to the inventory of virtual environments such as vCenter (VMware and ESXi) and Hyper-V, you get all data about hosts, guest systems and storage structures to efficiently manage the hardware and software of your data center in Asset.Desk!