The Run Audit page performs audits of the hardware and software configuration of manage machines.
Agents can be scheduled to automatically audit the hardware and software configurations of their managed machines on a recurring basis. Agents report the information back to the KServer so you can access it using the VSA even when managed machines are powered down. Audits enable you to examine configurations before they develop into serious problems. The system maintains three types of audits for each machine ID:
The VSA detects changes in a machines's configuration by comparing the latest audit to the baseline audit. The latest audit record is stored for as many days as you specify.
Most of the agent and managed machine data displayed by function pages and Info Center > Reports are based on the latest audit. The Machine Changes report compares a machine ID's latest audit to a baseline audit. Two alert types specifically address changes between a baseline audit and the latest audit: Application Changes and Hardware Changes.
Note: PCI & Disk H/W audits are performed automatically on Windows XP and later operating systems. Older systems are not supported.
Schedule Audit - Click Schedule Audit or Reschedule Audit to display the Scheduler window, which is used throughout the VSA to schedule a task. Schedule a task once or periodically. Each type of recurrence—Once, Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly—displays additional options appropriate for that type of recurrence. Periodic scheduling includes setting start and end dates for the recurrence. Not all options are available for each task scheduled. Options can include:
Remind me when accounts need audit scheduled
If checked, displays a pop up warning message if audits have not been scheduled for one or more machine IDs. The warning displays each time you select Run Audit. Applies to each VSA user individually.
These icons indicate the agent check-in status of each managed machine. Hovering the cursor over a check-in icon displays the agent quick view window.
Online but waiting for first audit to complete
Agent online and user currently logged on.
Agent online and user currently logged on, but user not active for 10 minutes
Agent is currently offline
Agent has never checked in
Agent is online but remote control has been disabled
The agent has been suspended
Select All/Unselect All
Click the Select All link to check all rows on the page. Click the Unselect All link to uncheck all rows on the page.
The top line shows the machine ID. The bottom line displays the last time a System Info audit was performed. Overdue date/time stamps display as red text with yellow highlight. Pending and completed date/time stamps display as black text.
System Information / Latest Audit / Baseline Audit
Each column displays the last time that type of audit was performed. Overdue date/time stamps display as red text with yellow highlight. Pending and completed date/time stamps display as black text.
Displays the time of the next scheduled Latest Audit. Overdue date/time stamps display as red text with yellow highlight. Pending and completed date/time stamps display as black text.
Displays the recurring interval for latest audits.