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Alloy Discovery 6 Comprehensive Hardware & Software Inventory

B E N E F I TS • Gain complete insight of your hardware and software inventory • Facilitate troubleshooting of hardware and software issues by staying up to date on configuration information • Easily audit and track IT assets across diverse network infrastructures and distributed offices • Plan effectively for OS migrations, hardware and software upgrades • Improve IT planning and facilitate budgeting • Manage inventory changes proactively • Stay informed of important events • Streamline inventory reporting • Integrate inventory data with existing systems and processes

Alloy Discovery™ 6 is a comprehensive network discovery and inventory solution that detects, audits and continually tracks physical and virtual computers, servers, printers, switches, routers and other equipment on the network. Targeted primarily for medium and enterprise business environments, Alloy Discovery offers a unique auditing technology with a compelling menu of best-in-class features, usability and scalability, delivering accurate and up-to-date audit information for the entire organization.

Key Features Alloy Discovery™ enables you to:

• Discover computers and devices on your network • Remotely audit servers and networked computers running MS Windows,  Linux, and Mac OS at your request, without installing any agents • Automatically notify administrators and technicians of important events  and critical issues with your hardware and software • Audit remote sites and networks, and transport audit results via e‐mail  • Audit non‐networked computers using a flash drive • Analyze the hardware and software inventory data with dynamic • filtering, grouping, and sorting techniques • Easily analyze your inventory from different perspectives by • automatically grouping computers and devices using custom rules • Remotely manage computers and devices on your network with an array  of tools and utilities right from the interface of Alloy Discovery • Export inventory data in XML, HTML, CSV, and Excel formats for further  analysis and integration with third‐party systems.

Discover.Understand. Streamline

Product Features Centralized Tracking of IT Assets Alloy Discovery™ is a clear choice for centralized tracking of IT assets, even in large organizations with complex topology and organizational structure. The flexible and powerful combination of agentless and agent-based audit tools collects and delivers accurate hardware and software inventory data for: • • • •

single- and multi-domain networks workgroup networks remote (WAN) sites and isolated networks (DMZ) standalone (non-networked) computers

On-Demand Audit Using the On-Demand Audit, you can simultaneously audit multiple Windows, Linux, and Mac OS workstations and servers for up-to-the-minute hardware and software information. There is no need to deploy the inventory agent or make any configuration changes on remote computers. The audit is carried out in real time, and the snapshots are delivered directly to the central repository. With the agentless audit technology in Alloy Discovery you can set up automatic unattended audits of computers and devices on your network at required time intervals to key your inventory up-to-date, monitor system health and track system changes.

Administrative Alerts Alloy Discovery can notify administrators and technicians via email of a number of customizable hardware and software conditions, including declining free disk space, installations or un-installations of software products, removal of a hardware module, modifications of system settings, and more.

standard in reporting, to deliver a rich set of standard reports and charts for general use. The open architecture of Alloy Discovery’s database allows you to customize any standard report, or create new reports from scratch. You can also create an unlimited number of quick reports. Just apply the necessary filtering or grouping rules to any data grid, and you can easily print out the entire contents of the grid as an on-the-fly report.

Data Analysis Flexible data filtering, grouping, and sorting enables you to conveniently analyze your inventory data. With the point-andclick interface of the advanced filter you can create complex filtering criteria to achieve the desired level of detail. Alloy Discovery allows you to create a number of virtual computer groups to analyze your inventory data from different view points. These groups can be created either explicitly by assigning individual computers to a particular group, or dynamically based on filtering criteria involving various properties of audited computers (e.g. OS version, CPU type, RAM size, % of free disk space, etc.) You can quickly switch between these groups to zoom in on different aspects of your computer infrastructure.

Data Export Alloy Discovery™ can export all the details of your audit snapshots to XML. You can then easily import the XML format into all types of databases, or integrate it with third-party tools. You can also export audit data in HTML, CSV, or Excel formats.

New in Alloy Discovery 6 Enterprise Starting with version 6.0, Alloy Discovery™ provides:

External Tools Alloy Discovery easily integrates with external tools and utilities, which allows you to efficiently diagnose, manage and control computers, servers, and various devices on your network. Alloy Discovery includes an array of external tool profiles preconfigured and ready for use. Right out of the box, you can ping, open the Computer Management console, or initiate a remote management session with any computer in your inventory.

Microsoft SQL Server Alloy Discovery 6 offers increased performance and scalability for enterprise data through the integration with Microsoft SQL Server. With the open database architecture, you can integrate with third party tools with ease.

• Dashboard with frequently used functions and data views • Support for Microsoft SQL Server • Open database architecture for ease of access, performance, and integration with third-party solutions • Administrative alerts sent via e-mail to the defined system administrators on detection of specific system, hardware, and software conditions • Hardware and software change history • User-defined fields for maintaining additional information about your assets Integration with Crystal Reports

New in version 6.5

SNMP Discovery

Concurrent Licensing Model

Alloy Discovery detects and identifies networked printers, scanners, switches, hubs, routers, and other devices via SNMP and report on key information, such as make, model and serial number.

If you have a Service Desk with multiple shifts, now you may save licensing costs with our new concurrent licensing model.

Data Reporting Alloy Discovery integrates with Crystal Reports, the de facto

Hypervisor Support Audit and gather information about Hypervisors and virtual machines from a number of platforms such as Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi, Xen, Citrix XenServer, and more.

Improved Product Key Detection Version 6.5 offers enhanced detection of software installation keys for Adobe and Microsoft products. This ensures accurate identification of software installations and facilitates license usage tracking.

Reporting Enhancements Version 6.5 adds support for the RDL format (Microsoft Report Definition Language), which allows you to use Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services as a free alternative to Crystal Reports.

Improved SNMP Handling Enhancements to SNMP v3 authentication and privacy settings as well as the ability to automatically import discovered SNMP devices for integration with financial details and service history make managing printers, switches other network devices easier than ever.

Conclusion Whether you are struggling with managing your inventory, handling the various issues and requests that come across your desk or any of the other IT related situations that need your attention on a daily basis, we have designed our products to be the solutions you can rely on. We are excited to have the opportunity to provide you with this exceptional tool because we know it will allow you to do great things within your organization.

System Requirements Server Components CPU

2 GHz Pentium 4 class (or equivalent)

Memory

2 GB RAM

Operating System

Windows XP Professional SP3, Windows Vista,  Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server  2008, Windows Server 2012 ▪Both 32 bit and 64 bit versions are supported.

Database Software (for  Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express, Microsoft SQL  the database server  Server 2005, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express,  only) Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server  2012 Express, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 ▪Both 32 bit and 64 bit versions are supported.

Technician Main Console CPU

2 GHz Pentium 4 class (or equivalent)

Memory

1 GB RAM

Display

1024x768 

Operating System

Windows XP Professional SP3, Windows Vista,  Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server  2008, Windows Server 2012 ▪Both 32 bit and 64 bit versions are supported.

Network Audit Clients Windows 

Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP  Professional, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows  2000 Server or Advanced Server, Windows Server  2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 ▪Both 32‐bit and 64‐bit versions of Windows are  supported.

Linux

A wide variety of popular Linux distributions including Debian/Ubuntu, Red Hat/Fedora, and Slackware/ SUSE families, starting with: Fedora 8, CentOS 5.1,  Mandriva Linux release 2008.one, openSUSE 10.3, SUSE Linux Enterprise  Desktop 10, Gentoo 2007, Slackware 12, Debian 4.0, Knoppix  4.0, Ubuntu 7.10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.1, etc.

Mac OS

Mac OS X, starting with Panther (10.3)

Networked Devices

SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3

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About Alloy Software Established in 2002, Alloy Software is a leading provider of service management, asset management, and network management software solutions that help organizations of all sizes automate IT operations. Our mission is to deliver powerful and practical software solutions that meet the demand for tools to help IT professionals manage their critical infrastructure in an easy, coordinated, and cost-effective manner.

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