XIA Configuration

Unix & Linux Server Documentation Tool

Automated documentation software to help you keep track of your servers
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Save time by using our Unix server documentation tool XIA Configuration to automatically document a range of Unix based systems including NetBSD, Solaris, RedHat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Debian.

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

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XIA Configuration has a non-intrusive architecture with agentless data collection and PowerShell support.

Unix Documentation Example

View an example Unix document generated by XIA Configuration:

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This Unix server documentation example was automatically generated by XIA Configuration
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Information documented by XIA Configuration

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

General Information

This section provides general information about a Unix server.

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  • IP Forwarding
  • Kernel Version
  • Location
  • Object ID
  • Operating System Version
  • Platform Type (e.g. Solaris, HPUX, Linux)
  • Processors
  • System Description
  • Total Memory
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This screenshot shows general information about a Unix server in the XIA Configuration web interface

Hardware

This section provides hardware information about a Unix server.

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  • Serial Number
  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Asset Tag
  • Disk Shelves
  • Motherboard and BIOS Information
  • Processors
  • Logical Drives
  • Tape Libraries
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This screenshot shows hardware information about a Unix server in the XIA Configuration web interface

Logical Drives

This section contains information on logical drives.

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  • Drive name
  • Size
  • Space Used
  • Free Space
  • Percentage Free
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This screenshot shows logical drive information in the XIA Configuration web interface

Network Configuration

This section contains information on the network configuration of a Unix server.

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  • IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses
  • ARP Cache
  • Network Interfaces
  • Routing Table
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This screenshot shows network interface information in the XIA Configuration web interface

Software

This section provides software information about a Unix server.

Files

This section includes information on Unix files including important configuration files.

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  • Name
  • Located (True/False)
  • Path
  • Size
  • Last Modified
  • Owner
  • Group
  • Permissions
  • File contents
  • Creation date (SSH v4 servers only)
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This screenshot shows Unix hosts file information and contents in the XIA Configuration web interface

Detect Changes

Using the item comparison feature, it is possible to see changes that have occurred on an individual Unix server, or differences between two different Unix servers. In this example, an entry has been added to the hosts file.

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This screenshot shows changes to a hosts file that have occurred on a Unix server

Processes

This section provides details of the processes running on a Unix server at the time of the scan.

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  • Name
  • Process Identifier
  • Path
  • Parameters
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This screenshot shows processes running on a Unix server in the XIA Configuration web interface

Software Packages

This section provides details of the software packages installed on a Unix server.

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  • Name
  • Installation Date
  • Type (Operating System / Application)
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This screenshot shows software packages installed on a Unix server in the XIA Configuration web interface

Local Accounts

This section includes information on local accounts that are configured in the passwd and group configuration files.

Local User Accounts

This section includes information on local user accounts.

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  • Username
  • User ID
  • Description
  • Home Directory
  • Startup Application
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This screenshot shows local user accounts on a Unix server in the XIA Configuration web interface

Local Group Accounts

This section includes information on local group accounts.

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  • Group Name
  • Group ID
  • Members
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This screenshot shows local group accounts on a Unix server in the XIA Configuration web interface

For more information about documenting Unix, please view the administrator's guide.

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