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Synexsys Inventory - Technical Datasheet
PC Inventory, Asset Management, SNMP discovery, Helpdesk
CPU(s) model(s) and type(s)
Installed memory total
Total disk space
Video card manufacturer and model
Main board manufacturer
Network card manufacturer
Sound card manufacturer and model
and tons of other information on:
OS name and version
OS installation folder
File name (*.*)
Files distribution by type (extension)
Registered file extensions
NT domain name or
Creation date in SXSi DB
The information gathered by Synexsys Network Devices Audit (SXSnet) depends on the encountered device type, (switch, router, printer, server, non-windows station, palm, etc.) and of the ability of this device to "answer" to the standard sollicitations that SXSnet uses to do its analysis.
In other words, if the network device manufacturer respects SNMP standards, SXSnet will be able to collect all available information regarding this device.
Information generally available:
See Network Device Audit section for more information
Dynamic view, static view The main window of Synexsys Inventory allows you to see the network neighborhood as a windows explorer would.
In this view, PCs are represented by different icons according to their status:
This view shows also the shared resources for the PC.
In the so-called "static" part of SXSi main view, are shown the previously detected equipment, (PCs, network printers, switches, routers, non-Windows workstations, Palms, etc.), and for each of them, the basic features that allow their identification.
Automatic classification structures Automatic treeviews of SXSi are generated on demand, on the basis of collected data or manually added information. Treeviews allow you to organize IT and non-IT assets practically, according to their technical or administrative characteristics.
For example, a treeview can be built on a network segment basis, on an organisational or geographical basis, on hardware manufacturers, on acquisition periods, etc.
Once the treeviews built, collected PCs will be automatically associated to the nodes they are corresponding to, in the different treeviews.
Intelligent treeviews It is possible to associate an item to any node in any classification tree. For example, to a service in the organigram treeview, to a site in the location tree, to a brand in the manufacturer tree, to a month in the warranty tree, etc.
The treeview target is to allow a practical or functional visualization of managed assets.
The positioning on a specific node of a treeview not only emphasizes all the configurations that are directly linked to it, but also those items which are contained by its sub-folders. To avoid loosing a PC in multi-level treeviews.
Software identification SXSi allows a precise customization of the criteria that permits the identification of a software or a suite of software. By doing so, SXSi guarantees a coherent result in any case.
PRINCIPLE: The information of every software present on the PC is collected. The administrator can then decide to take a census of some of them. He can also decide to manage software licenses within the collected software.
SXSi detects the programs according to the following criteria:
The recognition can also be restricted by other criteria like the files size, date, path, etc.
Change management SXSi keeps a log of all detected changes for each managed item. I.e. software installation, file modification, RAM diminution, PC move, etc.
Manual input SXSi allows manual generation of any kind of equipment, (fax, copiers, phones, beamers, etc.), avoiding the need to manage those items in other databases.
Unlimited custom fields Thanks to custom fields, Synexsys Inventory allows you to add any kind of information to the collected data. For example: purchase date, supplier, price, end of warranty date, belonging to a service, a location, a user, etc. Each field is totally customizable, (pick list, input mask, data type, mandatory field, etc.), which gives you excellent control of the input.
Technical characteristics addition SXSi allows the addition of supplementary technical characteristics (i.e: non detected technical characteristics of a network printer or a personal organizer, etc.)
Windows registry analysis Synexsys Inventory is able to collect an unlimited number of values from the Windows registry.
INI files analysis Synexsys Inventory is able to collect an unlimited number of values coming from INI files sections.
Event follow-up Unlimited number of notes can be associated to each equipment, by example, ensuring the follow-up of interventions and moves.
Customizable interface Synexsys Inventory offers great flexibility by allowing customization and specific protection. By doing so, SXSi gives a practical answer to users having different management needs, (system administrator, network technician, user support technician, purchase officer, accountant, etc.)
Original query system SXSi has a built-in query system which allows you to filter the information that will appear in SXSi reports. You just need to point anywhere in a treeview or directly on a PC or on a group of selected PCs and activate the desired filter or create a new filter online.
Dynamic views SXSi offers a number of views where assets' information are shown graphically. The views emphasize the distribution of IT equipment according to their features.
It is then possible, for example, to focus on a service in the organigram treeview and see, for this service, what are the needs in terms of memory extension.
Standard and WEB reporting Synexsys Inventory offers a large number of ready-made charts and reports. Each of these outputs may be visualized within the application itself, exported to several formats, (PDF, RTF, XLS, HTML, CSV, ASCII, DBF, MDB, etc.), or published on the WEB. For those who need to re-process raw data and possibly import them into other systems, data can be exported to flat files as TXT or CSV.
Each report can also be accessed and run through a standard web browser.
Access rights management Synexsys has an access rights management system which gives you total control over the application as well as the collected data.
Unlimited volume of data Synexsys is a reliable application and supports without a problem several GB of data. SXSi records collected information in databases like Firebird (no license, no client), Oracle or SQL Server.
The collection of inventory data is done through an executable called "Synexsys Agent". This agent can be activated:
You can define:
Scheduling audits Total inventory process automation could not be done without a good scheduling engine. SXSi offers several possibilities in this domain too. For example:
Device Status SXSi keeps you informed about the current status of any discovered PC or SNMP device.
Besides the views dedicated to the daily IT asset management tasks, Synexsys Inventory offers several means of processing managed data.
Reporting with Synexsys Inventory
Synexsys Inventory provides you with easy access to the IT asset inventory, by offering an extensive choice of ready-made charts and reports.
Each of the outputs may be visualized within the application itself, exported to several formats, (PDF, XLS, HTML, CSV, etc.), or published on the WEB. For those who need to re-process raw data and possibly import them into other systems, data can be exported to flat files as CSV. Reporting on your assets could not be easier.
Content of SXSi reports is context related and depends upon the current selection. For example, if the node "Accounts department" is selected in the treeview "Organigram" and the report "List of out-of-warranty assets" is chosen, the resulting report will give the list of out-of warranty equipment for the Accounts department.
If a single PC or several PCs are selected, (even under different nodes), the report "List out-of-warranty assets" will always be built on the same model but will contain only data related to the selected item(s).
One or more filters can be applied to a report. This allows you to select or exclude certain items according to their technical or administrative features. For example, total RAM installed or, to go back to the above mentioned example, the end-of-warranty date.
Compliance Synexsys Inventory works in the following environment:
OS: Win95, Win98, WinMe, WinNT, Win2000, WinXP
Installation The SXSi administration console (Synexsys Inventory Discovery Console) can be installed on any MS-Windows workstation.
Data transfer Data transfers (upload/download) are done automatically through FTP
Databases SXSi client and console are using native connexions with their databases. That means no ODBC drivers, BDE, etc.
Presently, three different databases can be chosen to store the information collected by Synexsys Inventory:
Firebird (InterBase) - Firebird is a very reliable database, with exceptional performances. Firebird is free and does not need a client installation. This database can manage several GB of data without any problem.
Synexsys Inventory, the unparalleled computer inventory and network audit software!