Network Documentation Tool
XIA Configuration Server is a network documentation tool that automatically inventories, audits and documents the configuration of servers, devices and assets within an organisation.
It includes support for Microsoft Windows, Unix and Linux based Servers and Workstations, AD, Exchange, Clusters, IIS, SQL, DNS, DHCP, Hyper-V, VMWare, Network Switches, Citrix, Backup Exec and more.
The configuration of all these different technologies is collated and displayed in a single, unified web interface.
XIA Configuration Server screenshot showing the items within an organisation
Users can drill down into each item to reveal in-depth information.
XIA Configuration Server screenshot showing Windows server information
Professional PDFs are automatically generated producing network documentation for each system.
XIA Configuration Server sample PDF output for Windows Server (click to open)
We're really happy with XIA Configuration Server. It automates what used to take 2 days in no time at all and it can be run as often as you like. We use it on all our Windows Servers, Windows PCs, Active Directory, Citrix Farms and our VMWare environment to produce the documentation we need for our external auditors.
The support from CENTREL Solutions has been excellent. We raised a few queries and the responses were prompt and very helpful.
We would certainly recommend XIA Configuration to anyone looking to automate the production of their server documentation as it has saved us a great deal of effort.
I.C.T. Services Manager
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
How can XIA Configuration Server help you?
XIA Configuration Server saves you time and money by automatically auditing and documenting the configuration of the servers, devices and assets on your network, a task that would take a lot longer to perform manually. It scans your entire network, brings back the configuration of all connected systems, and provides powerful reporting functionality which allows you to analyse your infrastructure and can, for example, expose incorrectly configured servers or security vulnerabilities.
Detect unauthorised changes to your environment and retrieve the information you need to reverse unwanted and harmful changes.Learn more >
Get the information you need to manage customer environments. Conduct due diligence on new customer's inventory to accurately calculate the cost of on-boarding.Learn more >
Automatically generate network documentation in PDF format with your organisational branding.Learn more >
Compare the configuration of systems against previous versions or golden builds to see differences at a glance.Learn more >
Built from the ground up with a multitenant architecture to allow you to manage all your clients on one platform.Learn more >
Use the preconfigured reports to analyse your network infrastructure. Customise reports directly using SQL.Learn more >
Connect to the XIA Configuration CMDB database with Windows PowerShell to easily search, view information, make changes and export data to PDF or XML.Learn more >
Create dynamic agent plugins with XIA Configuration Server to extend the capabilities of each agent and customise them to your specific requirements.Learn more >
Automatically document the relationships between hardware and software devices on your network. Create relationship types and manual relationships.Learn more >
Use the mobile interface to access your network configuration information on your Apple iPhone or Google Android device.Learn more >
Automatically update your XIA Configuration Clients at specified time invervals.Learn more >
Build a disaster recovery plan by using our network documentation tool to create the documents you need to help fully restore your environment.
For Redblade, as a managed services provider, access to information and the configuration history of our clients is essential. Our business is founded on our ability to react quickly to changing needs and with knowledge of all our managed networks.
Working with CENTREL Solutions and the use of their XIA Configuration product has been a game changer for our technical, technical presales and sales teams. It provides us with instant reporting of all our assets and reporting/analysis that allows us to respond to our clients’ needs flexibly and quickly.
We have also found CENTREL Solutions to be fast to develop and implement recommendations, making them a great partner to work with.
Head of Technical Presales
XIA Configuration Server supports a range of different item types:
Document multiple Active Directory domains and Group Policy settings. Quickly view trusts, functional levels and schema configuration.Learn more >
Audit your Backup Exec server installations including storage devices, backup definitions, agent servers and selections.Learn more >
Obtain information about your Citrix XenApp farms, servers, hotfixes, published applications and load balancing policies.Learn more >
Inventory your Citrix XenDesktop sites, machine catalogs, delivery groups, machines, published applications and policies.Learn more >
Manually create rooms, racks and locations. Physical items such as servers can then be assigned to rooms and racks in locations.Learn more >
Gather information about your DHCP server configuration including the DHCP server itself as well as classes, scopes, reservations and exclusions.Learn more >
Document your Microsoft DNS server configuration including zone hierarchy, server settings and forward and reverse lookup zones.Learn more >
Audit your Exchange infrastructure including servers, address lists, storage groups and mailbox stores. Detect changes to server settings or SMTP configuration.Learn more >
Manually create support and maintenance contracts (e.g. hardware warranties or third party support) and assign them to your assets.Learn more >
Produce network documentation for your Microsoft Hyper-V servers including those running the Hyper-V server role and bare-metal hypervisors.Learn more >
Inspect your IIS Server configuration, including Web Sites, Application Pools, Authentication settings, Applications and ASP settings.Learn more >
Report on your Cluster configuration, including quorum settings, resource groups, and the individual cluster resources, cluster nodes, and networks.Learn more >
Document your Microsoft Network Load Balancer Cluster configuration, including cluster and host settings as well as port rules.Learn more >
Inventory your network storage device make, model and serial number, create relationships between servers and devices and audit the manufacturers and models.Learn more >
Locate incorrectly configured port and duplex settings, see what is connected to a specific port and audit the manufacturers and models.Learn more >
Record passwords and user accounts. Access control can be used to determine which users can view the passwords.Learn more >
Document SQL instances, databases, tables and stored procedures. Detect stored procedure changes between versions or environments.Learn more >
Audit your Terminal Server (Remote Desktop Host) configuration including settings, connections and connection broker and RemoteApp configuration.Learn more >
Automatically detect and document Unix and Linux based systems. Locate incorrectly configured network settings and track changes to configuration files.Learn more >
Document VMware vSphere vCenter including ESX host and virtual machines configuration. Monitor changes within your virtual environment and ESX hosts.Learn more >
Inventory your physical and virtualised Windows servers and workstations. Detect changes, expose incorrect configuration and security vulnerabilities.Learn more >
Detect servers running the Windows Internet Name (WINS) Service and produce network documentation of your WINS configuration.Learn more >
We have achieved a real efficiency improvement after implementing and using XIA within our multi client managed services company.
By using change management within XIA we are faster and more effective in determining causes of certain incidents that occur within the managed infrastructure.
We were so convinced of the value added by XIA Configuration that in addition to using it ourselves we decided to become a reseller for the product for the Dutch market.
IT Services Netherlands (ITSN)
The following video shows the inventory and report output of a fictitious Active Directory domain:
View Sample AD Report
XIA Configuration Server is the perfect alternative for those who are familiar with SYDI but want a powerful, centralised, automated network documentation tool.
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Our Network Documentation Tool Hosted in the Cloud
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