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Improved Support for Network Switches and Unix in XIA Configuration 11.1

27th June 2019

XIA Configuration 11.1 has been released and includes the following new functionality:

Document VLANs and Command Outputs

Support for scanning and documenting VLANs and command outputs from network switches.

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Improved support for SSH connections

Improved support for SSH connections including fingerprint checks.

Improved support for SNMP connections

An updated user interface and improved support for SNMP connections.

New reports for Unix

New reports for Unix including users, groups, drives and operating system.

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To see everything that's changed in version 11.1, view the release notes.

Note: Before upgrading to XIA Configuration Server 11.1, please read the upgrade notes.


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Schedule Reports in XIA Configuration 11

1st May 2019

XIA Configuration 11 has been released and includes the following new functionality:

Document Windows Server 2019

Support for scanning and documenting Windows Server 2019.

Windows Server 2019
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Document Exchange 2019

Support for scanning and documenting Exchange Server 2019.

Exchange Server 2019
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Schedule reports and report binders

The execution of reports and report binders can now be scheduled allowing the output to be automatically saved to the file system or sent via email.

Scheduled report email

Scan schedules update

Scans can now be scheduled to run once, weekly or monthly.

SMTP notifications

The SMTP settings have been updated including the ability to use SSL/TLS connections.

Scan additional Active Directory attributes

Additional Active Directory attributes for computers, users and groups can now be scanned.

Active Directory attributes

To see everything that's changed in version 11, view the release notes.

Note: Before upgrading to XIA Configuration Server 11, please read the upgrade notes.


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What did others say about us in 2018?

14th January 2019

Below is a selection of testimonials from our customers in 2018:



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"XIA Configuration will become one of the most critical tools in our portfolio"

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Winthrop & Weinstine logo

"Using XIA Configuration, we have complete, up-to-date documentation of our entire network"

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"If you are considering any form of documentation tool, XIA Configuration should definitely be top of your list"

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Richland School District Two logo

"XIA Links is a must have tool for the network administrator"

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"XIA Links is stable, fast, and well-integrated with Active Directory"

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"Clients gain better insight into their network and engineers are able to quickly spot inconsistencies"

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XIA Configuration Server 10.3 is available!

8th November 2018

The latest release of our automated network documentation tool XIA Configuration includes the following:

Updated Reporting Functionality

The reporting feature has been updated with a new interface and the ability to import, export, and duplicate reports.

Reporting interface screenshot

New Reporting Web Service

A new reporting web service is now available alongside a PowerShell reference guide.

Improved Report Security

Report security has been improved with the ability to inherit security settings and to prevent report execution based on the security of each result in the report.

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VMware Update

Support for VMware vCenter 6.7.

Note: Before upgrading to XIA Configuration Server v10.3, please read the upgrade notes.


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XIA Configuration Server 10.2 is available!

16th August 2018

The latest release of our automated network documentation tool XIA Configuration includes the following:

Windows Compliance Benchmark 2.0

The Windows Compliance Benchmark has been updated with new Security Options checks and all Advanced Audit Policy settings.

The desired values can now also be changed to check custom security requirements.

Exchange Online screenshot

Secure Channel Settings

The secure channel (SCHANNEL) settings for SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 are now read for Windows machines running Windows Server 2012 and above.

Optional Features

Optional features are now read for Windows desktop operating systems.

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Installer

Improved installer database compatibility.

Note: Before upgrading to XIA Configuration Server v10.2, please read the upgrade notes.


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XIA Configuration Server 10.1 is available!

24th July 2018

The latest release of our automated network documentation tool XIA Configuration includes the following:

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Exchange Online

Support for scanning and documenting Microsoft Exchange Online (a part of Office 365).

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Exchange On-Premises

A completely re-written Exchange Organization agent, capable of scanning Exchange On-Premises using PowerShell remoting.

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Manual Data Upload

An improved manual data upload interface.

HTML editor screenshot

SQL

Support for the installation of XIA Configuration Server on a SQL Server 2017 database.

Note: Before upgrading to XIA Configuration Server v10.1, please read the upgrade notes.


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Automatic scanning with PowerShell Remoting in XIA Configuration 10

14th March 2018

The latest release of our automated network documentation tool XIA Configuration includes the following:

Windows

A completely re-written Windows machine agent, capable of scanning Windows Server 2012 and above using only a PowerShell remoting connection.

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Azure

The ability to manually scan Azure tenants with two-factor authentication and Microsoft Live accounts.

Azure resources screenshot

HTML Editor

An improved HTML editor control.

HTML editor screenshot

SQL

Support for documenting SQL Server 2017.

Registry

Support for documenting defined registry keys and values on Windows machines.

HTML editor screenshot

Note: Before upgrading to XIA Configuration Server v10, please read the upgrade notes.


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XIA Automation has been reviewed in IT Administrator magazine

5th October 2017

Find out what the experts have to say about XIA Automation by reading the review published in the August 2017 edition of IT Administrator magazine from Germany.

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You can order a copy of this magazine here:
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XIA Configuration Server v9.1 is available!

8th June 2017

XIA Configuration Server version 9.1 is now available with improved security, licensing, easy installation and more!

The latest release of our automated network documentation tool XIA Configuration Server includes the following:

Licensing

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SNMP Version 3

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Security

Client certificates screenshot

Note: Before upgrading to XIA Configuration Server v9.1, please read the upgrade notes and contact us to request a new license file. Due to the improvements made to security, XIA Configuration Server is now based on the .NET Framework 4.6.2.


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Upcoming changes to XIA Configuration Server

23rd March 2017

Ensure you're ready for the new XIA Configuration Server!

The next release of our automated documentation tool XIA Configuration Server is coming soon.  Due to the improvements we've made to security, we are moving to the latest version of the .NET Framework - version 4.6.2. Please review the revised list of installation requirements below.

Note: The list of supported target systems that are scanned will not be affected by this update.

Operating Systems

The following operating systems are supported for the installation of both the XIA Configuration Server and Client:
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Desktop Operating Systems

The following desktop operating systems are supported for the trial version and single user technician's license installations:
  • Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Edition (64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 Professional (64-bit)
  • Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit)

.NET Framework 4.6.2

  • .NET Framework version 4.6.2 is installed automatically*

Internet Information Server

  • Internet Information Server is installed automatically

SQL

The following versions of SQL are supported for the installation of the XIA Configuration Server:
  • SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2008 R2

Automatic Client Updates

* For automatic updates, although the installer will automatically install .NET Framework 4.6.2 if the prerequisites are met, we would recommend that it is installed manually before performing an automatic update.
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XIA Configuration Server v9.0

31st January 2017

Automated documentation of your Microsoft Azure infrastructure!

The latest release of our automated documentation tool XIA Configuration Server includes the following:

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XIA Configuration Server Tutorials

27th October 2016

Find out how to automatically document your network!

Watch the following tutorials to discover tips on how to use XIA Configuration Server:




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XIA Configuration Server v8.2

27th September 2016

Automated documentation of your network, now with compliance benchmarks!

The latest release of our automated documentation tool XIA Configuration Server includes the following:

Active Directory Computer screenshot Windows Basic Compliance Benchmark screenshot
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XIA Configuration Server v8.1

7th June 2016

Automated documentation of your server infrastructure is now easier than ever!

The latest release of our network documentation tool XIA Configuration Server includes major updates centred around VMware systems:

VMware distributed virtual switch diagram
  • Licensed features, network configuration, security profiles and more are included when documenting VMware hosts.
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  • Improved performance and stability.
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XIA Configuration Server at IP EXPO

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CENTREL Solutions is at the IP EXPO 2015

We are happy to announce that CENTREL Solutions will be exhibiting at the #IP EXPO 2015, the number one IT infrastructure show in the UK.

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7-8 October 2015

ExCel London

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