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Overview

Opmantek applications are flexible and adaptable working well for any organization, all of the applications will work out of the box and can be easily customised to meet specific needs.

First add devices (and necessary credentials) so data can be collected. Then use your Opmantek applications to access the information you need to gain visibility of your IT environment.

This guide will help you to get the most from your Opmantek Applications.

Discover

Open-AudIT is your simple to use discovery tool. Perfect for networks small or large. To discover "What's On Your Network?", we have a wizard to guide you through adding credentials and a discovery run. The process involves adding some credentials and creating a discovery entry. The entire process is documented further on the Open-AudIT wiki page.

NOTE - To audit a device you must have the appropriate credentials. No credentials, no audit. You will be able to discover the device - as in "there's something at IP 192.168.1.20", but that's about it. As with everything, devices require credentials and use security. Not just anyone can log on and use any device!

Audit

Once you have discovered your devices (ie, you know "something" is there), you need to audit it. Auditing a device will retrieve a great deal of information about the device. It's manufacturer, model, serial, hardware, software, settings and more are all retrieved. Auditing is generally part of the discovery process. If you have working credentials for a network device (using SNMP) details will be retrieved such as model, serial, manufacturer, etc. If you have credentials for a computer (running Windows. Linux, MacOS, AIX, Solaris), an "audit script" will be copied to the device, run on that device and the result sent back to the Open-AudIT server. Our scripts require no additional components to be installed on the target devices. You can find out about what is required from your devices on the Open-AudIT wiki page (below). The details of the target devices retrieved are also listed on the Open-AudIT wiki.

Manage

Now that you have discovered your network and audited your devices, keep on top of them. Make sure you are notified of any changes, any new devices and so much more. Open-AudIT has a range of items that can be managed - not just devices. There are collections for custom attributes, baselines, wide area network connections, custom fields, grouping of devices, software licenses, locations, maps, networks, queries, organisations, roles, summaries, users and more! All these are detailed on the Open-AudIT wiki.

Analyse

Once you have your data in Open-AudIT, be sure to use the inbuilt reporting to your advantage. You can set reports to be emailed to you on a schedule. How about "email me every Monday morning with the new devices you found last week". You're instantly across any new devices that have been found. Or software installs. Or hardware changes. Or devices that haven't been seen for a while. There are so many options. Open-AudIT makes it as easy as 1,2,3 to keep on top of what's happening on your network and its devices.

Visualise

Open-AudIT provides an easy to read dashboard that will tell you at a glance the major items you need to monitor. New devices, new software, unknown devices, devices not seen - they're all on the dashboard for "at a glance" viewing. Summaries also help quickly narrow your focus on to only the items you're interested in.

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