Detailed server discovery provides data for ITSM, security and license optimization.
Complete Network Visibility and Exceptional Data
Having accurate and complete data about everything that is running on your network is essential. The level of quality and completeness of network data can have a huge impact on multiple IT and business functions, including:
IT Management Center (ITMC) Discovery provides a wide range of discovery, inventory and utilization functionality for all platforms – from data centers and servers to end-user PCs and mobile devices.
Network device detection (Network Probe) – Detects servers, PCs, hubs, switches, routers, parent and child relationships and more.
Cross-platform network discovery for Windows, all flavors of UNIX, Solaris, True64, HPUX, Linux, Mac, AIX, AS/400, Android and Blackberry devices. Complete and accurate details are provided about machine configuration, installed software, peripherals and more.
Agentless or agent-based scanning, with the same results and degree of accuracy/completeness.
Scanning of virtual environments, with reporting on the relationships between physical hosts and virtual guests. Environments currently include VMWare ESX, Solaris Zones and AIX LPARS and Microsoft Hyper-V, among others. Virtual Application detection is provided for Microsoft App-V/Softgrid, Citrix XenApp, and VDI/Thin Client environments.
Software ID Tag Detection – Supports the detection and reporting of software ID tags that meet the ISO 19770-2 standard.
Software Utilization monitoring – Can monitor specific products down to the keystroke and mouse-click level. While an organization may be compliant based on purchases-to-installations, if nobody is using a license actively, there may be savings opportunities (e.g., re-allocate licenses, scale back maintenance, utilize free viewers or concurrent licenses for less frequent users).
Server Utilization monitoring – By looking at servers core-by-core and process-by-process, the system can identify which virtual or physical servers are overloaded or under-utilized. This data can help when assessing which physical servers may be candidates for virtualization and resulting savings (e.g., power, cooling, floor space charges, etc.)
Software Distribution – Enables the creation and deployment of .msi, .pkg and .rpm packages. In the package builder, instructions may be defined for silent (no user interaction) installation and uninstallation of these packages. The deployment package may be configured to target devices based on hardware attributes, whether particular applications are or are not installed on a given machine, or a combination of these.
ITMC Discovery can also assist with the distribution process performed by SCCM by identifying all target machines based on hardware attributes, whether particular applications are or are not installed on a given machine, or a combination of these. This list of machines can then be sent directly to an existing SCCM collection, or a new SCCM collection can be created and populated. All of these actions can be performed within the native ITMC web interface.