Network Documentation Tool


We're really happy with XIA Configuration. 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.

Mick Fox
I.C.T. Services Manager

How can our network documentation tool help you?

XIA Configuration saves your organisation time and money by creating an inventory of servers, devices and assets within an environment and generating technical documentation.

Scan your network to automatically retrieve the configuration of all the connected systems then view it in a web interface and run powerful reports to analyse your network infrastructure.

Use XIA Configuration's reporting feature to expose incorrectly configured servers or security vulnerabilities.

Server Documentation Example

View a document generated by XIA Configuration of a Windows server from a fictitious company Contoso Foods:

Windows Server documentation sample PDF output
Windows Server documentation sample generated by XIA Configuration (click to open)

XIA Configuration has the capability to generate documentation for a wide range of different technologies.

Network Documentation Tool Video

Watch XIA Configuration scan a network, present the data in a web interface and generate documentation:

A demonstration video of our network documentation tool XIA Configuration Server


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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.

Medan Gabbay
Head of Technical Presales

Technologies Supported by our Network Documentation Tool

AD Domain Icon

Active Directory

Document Active Directory domains and Group Policy settings. View trusts, schema configuration and more.

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Backup Exec Server Icon

Backup Exec

Audit your Backup Exec server installations including storage devices, backup definitions, agent servers and more.

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Citrix XenDesktop Site Icon

Citrix XenDesktop Site & XenApp Farm

Inventory your Citrix XenDesktop sites, XenApp Farms, hotfixes, machines, published applications and policies.

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DHCP Server Icon

DHCP for Windows

Gather information about your DHCP server configuration including classes, scopes, reservations and exclusions.

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Hyper-V

Produce IT infrastructure documentation for your Hyper-V servers including bare-metal hypervisors.

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IIS Server Icon

IIS

Inspect your IIS server configuration including web sites, application pools, authentication and ASP settings.

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DNS Service Icon

Microsoft DNS

Document your Microsoft DNS server configuration including zone hierarchy, server settings and lookup zones.

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Microsoft Exchange Server

Audit your Exchange infrastructure including servers, address lists, storage groups, mailbox stores and SMTP settings.

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Microsoft Failover Cluster Icon

Microsoft Failover Cluster

Report on your Cluster configuration including quorum settings, resource groups, and individual cluster resources.

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Microsoft NLB Cluster

Document your Microsoft Network Load Balancer Cluster configuration including port rules, cluster and host settings.

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Network Storage Device (SAN)

Inventory your network storage devices including make, model, manufacturer and serial number.

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Network Switch Icon

Network Switch

Audit network switch manufacturers, models, ports and duplex settings. See what is connected to a specific port.

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SQL Instance Icon

SQL

Document SQL instances, databases, tables and stored procedures. Detect stored procedure changes.

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Terminal Server

Audit your Terminal Server (Remote Desktop Host) including settings, connections and RemoteApp configuration.

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Unix and Linux

Automatically detect and document Unix and Linux based systems. Locate incorrectly configured network settings.

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VMware Environment

Document VMware environments including vCenter, vSphere, ESX, virtual machine, datastore and distributed switches.

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Windows Servers

Use our server inventory software on physical and virtual Windows machines. Expose incorrect configuration.

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WINS Service

Detect servers running the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) and produce network documentation.

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We have achieved a real efficiency improvement after implementing and using XIA Configuration within our multi client managed services company.

By using change management within XIA Configuration 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.

Hans Hendrikx
Commercial Director

Network Documentation Tool Features

Automatically update the XIA Configuration Client installed on remote machines in a multiple deployment environment.

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Automatically document the relationships between hardware and software devices and create custom relationship types.

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Compare the configuration of systems against previous versions or golden builds to see differences.

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Determine if your environment adheres to predefined configuration and security standards.

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Disaster Recovery

Generate the documents you need to help fully restore your environment with our network documentation tool.


Create plugins to extend the capabilities of each agent and customise them to your specific requirements.

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Let us take care of installing, updating and managing XIA Configuration and just pay for what you use.

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Searching XIA Configuration's configuration management database is simple and fast with our integrated search.

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Increase the value of your MSP offering by providing a unique, fully automated technical documentation service.

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Use the mobile interface to access your network configuration information on your Apple iPhone or Google Android device.

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XIA Configuration is built from the ground up with a multi-tenant architecture so you can manage all your clients.

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Use the preconfigured reports to analyse your network infrastructure. Customise reports directly using SQL.

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Specific reports have been created to assist you in providing information aligned to PCI DSS requirements.

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Automatically generate professional documentation in PDF format with your own bespoke company branding.

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Connect to the XIA Configuration CMDB database with PowerShell to search, view, change and export data.

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Track changes to your environment and detect any that are unauthorised. Retrieve the data you need to undo changes.

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Being an MSP, keeping infrastructure documentation up-to date is a time consuming and resource intensive task.

With XIA Configuration’s agentless technology, the speed that we can now fully document our clients’ infrastructure is amazing. Once it's initially setup, everything is automatically documented as often as we want and the solution soon pays for itself.

From an MSP point of view, it is now one of our must have tools and our clients are blown away with the amount of detail it provides.

Richard Elstob
Technology & Projects Partner

Interested?

Find out more about our network documentation tool's capabilities and features or watch some tutorials.