Change Management Profiles


 

Creating Change Management Profiles

 

In order to create a new change management profile, visit the Admin tab --> Change Management link. From here, you can click on the 'New Profile' button, and specify the following information :

Associating Entities to a Profile

 

Once a profile is created, you can associate files, folders and/or registry entries to this profile. These can be associated by visiting the Profile configuration screen and adding the entries by clicking on the respective 'Add' button. Each entity can be added to the profile either by typing the file/folder/registry path manually and or by importing paths from a text file.

 

Every entry can be clicked upon to check for which all assets/hosts that particular entry is being tracked for. You can also delete a particular entry from here if it is not needed anymore in the profile.

 

Actions on Change Management Profiles

 

Once a profile is created, it gets listed in the Change Management Profiles screen. From here you can perform the following tasks:

  1. Create a new change management profile.
  2. Add File, Folder and Registry entries to the Profile.
  3. Associate the profile with Assets or Asset groups
  4. Scan the Assets or Asset groups periodically to detect changes
  5. Enable or Disable the created profiles. Files, Folders and Registry entries in "Disabled" profiles will not be scanned for changes

Associating a Profile to an Asset or Asset Group

 

This can be done in two ways:

During an asset scan or asset group scan, the change detection mechanism will be applied and all the parameters will be compared against the baseline and status will be reported.

 

Parameters tracked when detecting changes

 

Here are the parameters that are applied for change detection on these entities. These changes can be viewed from the Asset Details view --> Changes tab, by clicking on the entry path being tracked in the associated profile. All values are compared against a baseline and the change is reported.

 

The Inventory dashboard also displays a high-level view of the assets & entities which have undergone frequent changes.

File changes

Folder changes

Registry Changes

Setting Baseline

 

By default, the details obtained from a File or a Folder or the values for a Registry key after the first scan on an asset, will be treated as the Baseline value for various parameters being tracked. However, this can be altered at any time and a baseline can be set to be a changed value. In order to alter the baseline, you can click on the Baseline icon in the "Set as Baseline" column for the entry which has a changed status (red icon) if you think the change is appropriate. From the subsequent scans, this will be treated as the Baseline and compared against.

 

Setting baselines is applicable for every entry under each category (files, folders or registry).

 


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