Running into problems? Visit our Troubleshooting page.

Installation and setup.

Installation is easy and there are a few different ways to go about doing it depending on the operating system or VM software you choose to use. Follow the links below that best suite your situation.

Opmantek Virtual Appliance Bundle Installation - Opmantek Virtual Machine: Installation and Getting Started

Windows Installation - Windows - Installing

Linux Installation - Linux - Installing or Upgrading

Using Opmantek Installer - The Opmantek Installer

Open-audit and Nmap.

Nmap is required for Open-Audit to run. If not using the Virtual Appliance Bundle (link above) then, below is a link that shows how to install it if needed.

Open-AudIT and Nmap

Server requirements.

Ensure the server meets the specified requirements.

Server Requirements

Setup your default configuration items

Open-AudIT Default Configuration Values and Description

Make sure (if you wish to use Discovery), that you have set your values for default_* items.

Adjusting Device Matching Rules

When Open-AudIT receives data about a device, either by discovering the device during an audit run or by the user importing the device, it must determine if this discovered device matches a device that already exists within its database, or if it is a new device that should be added. Matching Devices

Configuring Your Organizations

Organizations allow you to group devices into Organizations/departments/owners. While you can set this up later, if you are configuring a permanent implementation of Open-AudIT it can be easier to build this out before adding devices.

Organizing your Devices and Users

Defining Locations

Leveraging Locations to Speed Up Searching and Display

Discover and audit devices.

Building your Network Discovery

Open-AudIT can audit in a variety of network environments. Follow the link below to view a flow chart that assists in deciding what works best for you and your team.

How to Audit in complex network environments

Having trouble getting discovery to work? See: Troubleshooting

Creating Roles.

The Roles endpoint allows you to create and manage the set of permissions(Create, Read, Update, Delete).


Baselining Devices

For auditing and management purposes it can be advantageous to baseline individual devices against a fixed, know good device. Baselines enable you to combine audit data with a set of attributes you have previously defined (your baseline) to determine compliance of devices. Follow the link below to walk you through setting this up.

Baselining Devices for Consistency and Standardization

File/Folder Auditing

For auditing and security purposes it can be advantageous to monitor individual files, or all files in a folder, for changes. Open-AudIT Enterprise has the ability to audit files on both Windows and Linux operating systems.

Monitoring Files for Changes

Collector / Server creation.

Collector / Server is designed so that you can have a 'collector' Open-AudIT running on a subnet and discovering devices that is controlled by the 'server'. This feature requires Open-AudIT Enterprise.

Collector / Server


Open-AudIT FAQ


Running into problems? Visit our Troubleshooting page.