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Document and Audit Unix - Linux, Solaris, HPUX

XIA Configuration Server automatically detects and documents a range of Unix based systems including Linux, Solaris, HPUX etc. Here are a few examples of how XIA Configuration Server can be used to benefit your organisation:

  • Locate incorrectly configured network settings
  • Track changes to Unix configuration files
  • Audit the hardware manufacturer and models currently supported by the organisation
  • Audit the distributions and kernel versions in use within the organisation

All of XIA Configuration Server's features are supported when documenting Unix system configuration, including version control, production of PDF reports, change tracking and XML output.

Unix Documentation Example

View an example Unix document generated by XIA Configuration Server:

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

Information documented by XIA Configuration Server

Find out more about the Unix information documented by XIA Configuration Server 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 Server 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 Server 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 Server 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 Server screenshot showing logical drive configuration

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