Supported Target Systems

The Microsoft cluster scan tasks are supported on the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2022

  • Windows Server 2019

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows 2008 R2

  • Windows 2008

  • Windows 2003

Access Settings

The scan tasks use WMI to obtain information remotely from Microsoft clusters.

  • Firewall access must allow access to the WMI ports on the remote machine.

  • To obtain information such as operating system name and hardware manufacturer the client must be able to connect to each cluster node directly using WMI.

  • By default, the XIA Configuration client service account must have administrator rights on the remote machine (this is a requirement for remote WMI access enforced by the operating system)

Windows Firewall

When using Windows Firewall with Advanced Security the following rules must be enabled.

Local Service

The Microsoft Cluster scan tasks do not support the XIA Local Service.

Automatic Detection

Cluster nodes can be automatically detected and scanned by Windows Machine Scan Tasks.