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Unix Server Inventory and Reporting Tool

Generate documentation for Linux, Solaris and HP-UX

XIA Configuration automatically detects and documents a range of Unix based systems including Linux, Solaris, HP-UX and more.

  • Inventory the hardware manufacturer and models currently in use by your organization
  • Generate technical documentation with bespoke branding
  • Locate incorrectly configured network settings
  • Track changes to Unix configuration files
  • Run reports to see the distributions and kernel versions in use within your organization

All of XIA Configuration's features are supported when documenting Unix system configuration, including version control, PDF output, change tracking & item comparison, XML output and more.

Unix Documentation Example

View an example Unix document generated by XIA Configuration:

Unix System Report
Unix documentation sample PDF output (click to open)

Information documented by XIA Configuration

Find out more about the Unix information documented by XIA Configuration below:

General Unix Information

  • Platform type (e.g. Solaris, HPUX, Linux)
  • Distribution name / version
  • Kernel version
  • Total memory
  • Processors
  • Location
Screenshot of a Unix system
XIA Configuration screenshot showing general Unix information

Unix Hardware

  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Motherboard
    • Manufacturer
    • Product name
    • Version
  • BIOS Information

Local Unix User Accounts

  • Username
  • User ID
  • Description
  • Home Directory
  • Start-up application

Local Unix Group Accounts

  • Group name
  • Group ID
  • Members

Unix Configuration Files

Locate and document important configuration files including:

  • Path
  • Size
  • Permissions
  • File contents
  • Creation date (SSH v4 servers only)
  • Last modified date
Unix file configuration screenshot
XIA Configuration screenshot showing Unix hosts files configuration

Detect Configuration File Changes

Using the item comparison it is possible to highlight changes that have occurred on an individual Unix system or differences between two different Unix systems. In this example, an entry has been removed from the hosts file.

Screenshot of the changes detected to a file
XIA Configuration screenshot highlighting changes between hosts files

Running Processes

  • Process name
  • Process ID
  • Path
  • Parameters

Software Packages

  • Package name
  • Type (Operating System / Application)
  • Installation date

Network Configuration

  • Network Interfaces
  • ARP cache
  • Routing Table

Logical Drive Configuration

  • Drive name
  • Size
  • Usage
Screenshot of a Unix logical drive
XIA Configuration screenshot showing logical drive configuration

Interested?

View the sample document or find out more about our network documentation tool XIA Configuration.

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