Desktop Central

Integrating with Desktop Central

Integrate with Desktop Central and generate detailed reports on computers, patch deployments, patch scans and much more. Analytics Plus sources data from Desktop Central via its API.

Highlights of Desktop Central Integration

Analytics Plus offers out of the box reporting using data from the following modules:

  • Managed Computers: List of computers that are managed using Desktop Central.

  • Patch Management: Detailed information about patches deployed using Desktop Central.

Get reports generated automatically with up-to-date data, set timeline filters and gain a complete overview from module specific dashboards. 

Prerequisites 

  • Desktop Central should be accessible from the server on which Analytics Plus is running. To verify this, try launching your Desktop Central web-client from the Analytics Plus server. 

  • If both your applications (Desktop Central and Analytics Plus) are running on the same server, you don't have to worry about accessibility. 

  • Desktop Central and Analytics Plus servers should be running in the same time zone.

Steps to integrate

Step 1: Log into Analytics Plus and click on the Desktop Central tile under the Import your data section.

Step 2: In the pop-up screen:

  • Provide a name for the workspace.

  • Enter the Desktop Central web client URL. This is the web address you use to access Desktop Central.

  • Enter the Desktop Central application username and password. The login details should be those of a user who has administrator privileges in Desktop Central.

  • Select the Authentication type, and click Authenticate.

Note:

By clicking the Authenticate button, you agree to bring data from your ManageEngine Desktop Central application into ManageEngine Analytics Plus for advanced analysis and reporting.

Step 3: In the following screen:

  • Select the modules you wish to import from Desktop Central.
  • Provide the data import schedule, and click Import.

Step 4: On successful integration with Desktop Central, a workspace is created.

Settings

To edit the Integration Settings, select More -> Data Sources -> ManageEngine Desktop Central from the side panel. 

The synchronization summary is displayed with the following data:

  • Last data sync status: Status of the most recent synchronization.

  • Last data sync time: Time at which the most recent synchronization was completed.

  • Schedule: The frequency of data synchronization between Analytics Plus and Desktop Central.

  • Next Schedule time: Time at which the next data synchronization is scheduled to happen.

  • Manual Sync done: Number of times the data has been manually synchronized in a particular day.

To edit the synchronization settings, click on the Edit Setup option that appears on the Synchronization status page.

If the API key becomes invalid or if the Desktop Central server is moved to a different server, please make the necessary changes in this form and click Save for the changes to take effect.

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