XIA Configuration is designed for IT professionals to help them manage their IT infrastructure with automatic network documentation generation. A wide range of technologies are supported including Active Directory, Windows, Unix, VMware, Hyper-V, SQL, Backup Exec, Citrix and more.
The items on a network are automatically detected and scanned. The configuration data can then be viewed in a web interface where users can also run reports to get the information they need. Several built-in reports are included so users can audit their environments and check compliance against best practices and security standards.
Scans can be scheduled to run on a weekly or daily basis, allowing users to track changes over time and to compare items to expose any incorrect configuration. A fully-featured, unlimited free trial version is available so users can try the software in their environment.
One of the biggest items that is almost always missing is documentation from the IT departments. Documenting the IT networks can make the troubleshooting process much more efficient when problems arise. These same network documents can also help you spot areas of your systems and networks that may need to be upgraded, giving you the possibility of earning extra revenue and making sure we adhere to industry best practices.
Xia Documentation server has been savior to us as we have a very heterogeneous IT system with Microsoft, Cisco, VMWare, Citrix etc all the industry leading products and technologies and documenting all the applications, networks etc would be impossible without a product like Xia server. We are very grateful that we found this product which apart from documenting also acts like a change management system giving us the full control of what is happening in the network. I think a must tool for all the IT leaders who want to stay top of the game and i think this product is a dream come true to many IT professionals including IT Leaders, Consultants, System Administrators, Service Providers etc.
Must have arsenal in the IT kit for today's complex networks and systems.
Thank you Centrel Team.
Every bit of it. Really love this product..
Licensing needs to be looked into as after a major upgrade Xia server requires new license keys
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As a Managed Service Provider it is imperative that we are able to rely on an up to date documentation repository when supporting our clients. What was a manual and labour intensive task is now streamlined and essentially keeps our documentation up to date with zero touch from us.
Being agent-less is a definite plus. Without fuss, we are able to scan a prospective client's network and develop an inventory of all equipment which assists us with quotations or take on projects. Client deployment and configuration is easy and straight forward.
The interface is simple and intuitive and configuration data is presented in a clear hierarchical manner.
We would like to see the ability to configure XIA to scan and document custom items. Sometimes it feels restrictive to only be able to scan for pre-defined items. It would also be a benefit to be able to edit the pre-defined items. For example, being able to add additional items to be scanned from Exchange.
The level of support for scanning and documenting network devices is limited.
With our company undergoing change, keeping up with the documentary requirements became a mamoth task.
XIA Configuration Server created documentation on our entire system in just a few short hours.
The regular scheduled reporting has proved invaluable for auditing and compliance purposes, has served our Operations people in tracking
configuration changes over a period of time. New personell can quickly come up to speed on our systems configuration with minimal interaction.
Centrel Solutions Support has been first rate. Responses to my queries were timely and helpful resolving my issue in a single call.
XIA Configuration Server is part of my work smarter not harder approach and I'd certainly recommend this to anyone who is looking after
It works, simply and easily
Likelihood to recommend
Well described and powerfull API for automation
Great potential for further development
Outstanding support from the developers
Multi tenant/MSP features could be better
Custom reporting require SQL skills - data availability could be made more user friendly
this software met probably 85-90% of my infrastructure documentation needs for about 10% of the price of competitors.
Give it the information it needs and let it go. There really wasn't much more to do after it was initially setup except review our docs periodically. I was quite impressed with the diversity of the unique agents. We are moving more and more into Azure so the Azure agent was a welcome plus.
A little finicky on getting the right settings in place initially and the browser access is very fussy about being launched as administrator. It may be me, but I would like to be able to elevate the access via IIS.
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XIA Configuration offers the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available
XIA Configuration is licensed based on the number of items a a user wants to document.
Contact CENTREL Solutions directly for detailed pricing information.
XIA Configuration offers the following features:
XIA Configuration has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business
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XIA Configuration offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials