Asset.Desk

IT scanning

For Office, Data Center and Clouds

A core competency of Asset.Desk is the automatic "scan" of the exact hardware and software of all IT resources.
FCS is involved Asset.Desk Pioneer in the field of IT scanning for office, data center and clouds. Almost 20 years of experience in the scanning environment make us as flexible as the software itself. Whether in a network, stand alone, home office, and much more. – we scan it.

Scans can be carried out automatically, at the push of a button, using schedules and independently, even without network access.
You always get complete hardware details and information about installed software directly from the target system at the touch of a button. The following platforms can be used with Asset.Desk scan automatically:

  • Windows desktops and servers
  • Linux desktop and server systems
  • macOS devices
  • IGEL thin clients
  • AIX and Solaris systems
  • SNMP-Equipment
  • Server virtualization platforms (vCenter, Hyper-V)
  • Cloud environments (e.g. MS Azure, Office 365, Adobe, Amazon, Google,...)
  • Android / Chrome OS based mobile devices
  • iOS based mobile devices

The scanning can be done
configure differently:

  • automatically
  • timed
  • at your fingertips
  • when restarting the computer
  • after certain time

Automatic scanning of hardware and software as well as network information of the IT objects in the network
– With and without an agent!

The scanning can be done
configure differently:

  • Agentless IT inventory excludes interventions in your systems
  • Exclusion lists for objects that should not be automatically scanned
  • Import external data such as B. Mobile phone lists or add data manually
  • By means of automated time control, you have current data at your disposal at all times
  • Individual scan profiles for more details on individual scan runs
  • You can record all company locations and customers completely via online connections

IT scan areas:

Office IT

  • Windows scan (agent and agentless)
  • SNMP Scan (Agentless)
  • macOS Scan (with Agent)
  • Linux scan (with agent)
  • IGEL scanners / thin clients (with agent)
  • Android / Chrome OS Scanner (App)
  • iOS Scanner (app)

server IT

  • Windows scan (agent and agentless)
  • SNMP Scan (Agentless)
  • Linux scan (with agent)
  • Solaris for SPARC Scanner (with Agent)
  • Solaris for x86 Scanner (with Agent)
  • AIX Scanner (with Agent)
  • vCenter Scan (agentless)
  • Hyper-V Scan (agentless)

Cloud IT

  • MS Azure
  • GooglePlatform
  • Office 365
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Hetzner cloud
  • Google workspace

Read information:

Hardware

Manufacturer, type, model, hard drives, CD/DVD, USB devices, floppy, peripherals, printers, screens, driver data, host/domain name, IP/IPv6 address, DNS, board, CPU, RAM slots/RAM, IDE /SCSI, partitions, bitlocker, serial numbers, architecture type (32/64 bit), cache sizes, and much more.

Network

Software

Installed software, software version, manufacturer, number of copies installed, files/packages, Microsoft Office, product key, product number, operating system, service packs, hotfixes, bios, and much more. Manufacturer, type, model, hard drives, CD/DVD, USB devices, floppy, peripherals, printers, screens, driver data, host/domain name, IP/IPv6 address, DNS, board, CPU, RAM slots/RAM, IDE /SCSI, partitions, bitlocker, serial numbers, architecture type (32/64 bit), cache sizes, and much more.

FCS Scanner:

Ergänzen Sie Asset.Desk Basic includes the Remote Scan module to read Windows devices and SNMP-capable devices from a central location (remote) at the push of a button or time-controlled and to import their hardware and software data into the inventory database. On the Asset.Desk-Tracker detect the devices in the network via IP range, domain list or Active Directory and summarize them in a scan list. Objects that should not be automatically scanned can easily be moved to an exclusion list. All scans can be time-controlled, whereby you can store further details for each individual scan run via individual scan profiles. Thresholds help you keep track of which devices were no longer accessible over a defined period of time.

Windows scan

The remote scan of the Windows devices is carried out via WMI and provides very detailed information about the entire hardware and software on the target clients. It contains, for example, data on hard disks, CPU and RAM as well as on the operating system and installed software. In detail, the scan also reads the Windows build number for the OS, the UEFI Secure Boot status for the BIOS and data from the connected monitors, among other things. In addition, virtual machines are also scanned and automatically recognized and displayed as virtual systems.

SNMP scan

Asset.Desk Tracker supports SNMP V1-3 on SNMP scan. In addition to the basic information, you can also have individual data read out via the MIB profiles of the devices. To do this, you can create private profiles for the individual devices and series. Asset.Desk offers an integrated MIB browser for this purpose.

Unlike the remote scan, the Scanning Agent Windows provides comprehensive device and software information behind firewalls and other client security mechanisms, regardless of remote access rights. The Scanning Agent Windows can transmit the current hardware and software data as well as configuration information of the Windows computer to the central asset management database, the Asset.Desk Managers, report.

Windows Agent PLUS – For more technical data!

For those who want to scan their devices down to the smallest detail, there is the Scanning Agent Windows PLUS. It provides you with additional data from the CPU, mainboard, BIOS, operating system and RAM - right down to the smallest detail such as package, max TDP (power loss in watts), technology (nm), core VID (voltage in volts), instruction set , core speed, core temperature, bus speed, cache sizes for CPU, ROM size of the BIOS, specification and type of RAM modules, etc.
The Scanning Agent Windows cooperates with the software distribution solution Install.Desk: immediately after the completion of a distribution job, the agent triggers a (software) scan of the affected devices. This means that the new software version of these devices is available in the inventory or asset database without delay.

The Linux Agent provides comprehensive information on the hardware and software equipment of your Linux computers. Like its counterpart, the Windows Agent, it scans when the computer starts, by time specification or at the push of a button.

The Linux Agent supports the operating systems Novell/SuSE Enterprise Server (versions 9, 10 and 11), SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (versions 10 and 11) and OpenSuSE (11 and 12), Mandriva Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 and 6 , Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora. Additional Linux derivatives will be supported shortly.

The macOS scanner enables detailed hardware, software and network data to be read from Apple mac-based end devices and the Asset.Desk- Feed database.

The macOS scanner is a separate service that runs independently and regularly on the Apple target devices and is installed on the devices via the tracker for this purpose.

  • This allows the macOS scanner on the target device to receive settings data that tells the client when and how often to scan.
  • Conversely, the client returns the finished scan file to the server.
  • The scan can also be triggered manually from the tracker at any time.

The macOS Scanner supports the OS versions 10.13.x (x86/x64) to 10.15.x (x64). The brand new OS version 11.0 (Big Sur) is already supported.

(Information: Up to version Asset.Desk 8.10.9 the macOS scanner was not a local service and had to be installed on the end devices)

The "IGEL scanner" is a local service that automatically reads the hardware and software data from all common IGEL thin clients, especially devices from 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 each scanned with the version.

Asset.Desk-Tracker distributes the IGEL scanners to the target computers via SSH and controls the scan. The scan data are saved in Asset.Deskformat returned via Samba.

The Android / Chrome OS scanner app reads the hardware data and the installed software apps from Android 6 onwards from the mobile end devices. Android devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as Chromebooks are supported. The scan data can be sent as an xml file at the push of a button or time-controlled to a receiving e-mail address from the mobile. In this way, the xml file with the scan data can then be Asset.Desk importers into the Asset.Desk read into the database and displayed in the manager for further processing. Android devices and Chromebooks are differentiated in the display in the manager.

   

The iOS scanner app reads the hardware and software data from mobile devices with iOS operating systems, as far as they can be read. iPhones and iPads from iOS 8 are supported. The scan data can be sent from the mobile as an xml file at the push of a button. In this way, the xml file with the scan data can then be Asset.Desk importers into the Asset.Desk read into the database and displayed in the manager for further processing.

The AIX agent reads the hardware and software data from AIX-based systems and servers from version 6. The Perl-based AIX agent can be installed and run on the target system from the tracker via an SSH session. The scan data are saved in Asset.Deskformat via http(s) or via Samba.

The Solaris for SPARC scanner reads hardware and software data from Solaris-powered SPARC systems. The Perl-based scanner can be installed and run on the target system from the tracker via an SSH session. The scan data are saved in Asset.Deskformat via http(s) or via Samba. Solaris from version 10 is supported.

The Solaris for x86 scanner is used to scan hardware and software data from Solaris-powered x86 systems. The Perl-based scanner can be installed and run on the target system from the tracker via an SSH session. The scan data are saved in Asset.Deskformat via http(s) or via Samba. Solaris from version 11 is supported.

By inventorying virtual environments such as vCenter (VMware and ESXi) and Hyper-V, you get all the data about hosts, guests and storage structures to Asset.Desk to efficiently manage the hardware and software of your data center! In the case of vCenter, the data is read directly from the virtual ESXi environment via the VCenter SDK, so that you also receive the hardware data of the physical ESXi host systems.

More product information: vCenter Scan Flyer.

By the Cloud Scanner the resources from the MS Azure and the Google Cloud can be inventoried. In addition, purchased license plans, software products and authorized users in Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud can also be retrieved with the Cloud Scanner. This gives you a comprehensive overview of the current status of your software subscriptions and resources in the cloud in one system.

Azure cloud inventory

Your subscriptions are inventoried with the resources you use. You specify in the tracker which subscriptions and which resources should be scanned in detail. The scanned Azure resources are stored in the central database of Asset.Desk saved and displayed in a tree structure in the manager. In addition to retrieving an overview of all resources, the data of the virtual machines, the app services, the storage accounts and the databases of your Azure cloud environment are specifically scanned.

Google Cloud Inventory

Your subscriptions (projects) are inventoried with the associated resources. The scanned Google resources are also stored in the central database of Asset.Desk saved and displayed in a tree structure in the manager. In particular, the data of the virtual machines, the app services, the storages (buckets) and the databases of your Google Cloud environment are scanned.

Office 365 Licensing

The Cloud Scanner always retrieves the current license plans you have subscribed to, available services and the assigned authorized user accounts from the Office 365 cloud. You always look up-to-date in Asset.Desk, how many free cloud licenses still exist in your software subscription.

Adobe Creative Cloud Licensing

The Cloud Scanner retrieves the software products you have purchased, included applications and services and the authorized user accounts assigned to them from the Adobe Creative Cloud. You will also receive in Asset.Desk an overview of the total and the free cloud licenses of your software subscription.


ScanMaster Edition:

Do you need an inexpensive, lean but powerful solution for inventorying hardware and software as a basis for IT administration and for quick overviews, eg for rollout planning?
Our ScanMaster Edition is ideal for you!


Asset.Desk Try it for free or buy it directly!

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You are welcome to request a non-binding offer or a personal online demonstration.

As a basis for:

  • Comprehensive IT asset management
  • license management; Order and contract management
  • Service management
  • Client management (software distribution)


Trackers and Managers:

The base product Asset.Desk consists essentially
from two desktop programs and various services:

Tracker

The "tracker" recognizes and scans the computers in the network
automatically at the push of a button.

  • Computers in the network are "tracked down" (discovery)
  • Access data are stored for access to the servers and clients
  • Servers and clients are scanned manually or automatically on a regular basis
  • Remote Scan or/and Agent Scan

Manager

The "Manager" imports the scan data into the central asset database and offers comprehensive functions for automated IT inventory management, for license management, asset management and the life cycle of all target devices.

  • Database based management console
  • Terminal server capable
  • One time installation

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