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 by your organization
  • 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:

Unix documentation example generated by XIA Configuration
Unix documentation example 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 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


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

Local User Accounts

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

Local 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

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

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