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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.

NMIS8 Virtual Appliance Bundle Installation - Getting Started - NMIS8 Virtual Appliance Bundle Installation

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

Creating Credentials.

After installing OpenAudIT, the first step is to create the credentials needed to gain administrative rights to your server.


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.

Discover a single device.

With this feature (added in version 2.0.6) you can audit a single machine to get an idea of how OpenAudIT works. Furthermore, you can use this feature to add a single device without performing a full discovery on a subnet.

 How to discover a single Device

Discover and audit devices.

After everything is installed and configured correctly and you have set your credentials, it is time to start your first audit. You can do this in a few different ways (shown below) however,  it is best to see if OpenAudIT is up and working correctly before trying to audit multiple machines or devices.

How to audit a Computer

OpenAudIT allows you to import multiple devices by using discovery on a subnet. 

How to use Open-AudIT Discovery on a Subnet

OpenAudIT also allows for auditing by using a script.

How to audit a subnet using a script

Discover your Active Directory domain.

How to use Active Directory Discovery

Creating Roles.

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


Creating a Baseline.

Being able to determine which machines are configured in the same way is a major part of systems administration and auditing. Follow the link below to walk you through setting this up.


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'.

Collector / Server


Open-AudIT FAQ


Running into problems? Visit our Troubleshooting page.