Endpoint Central for Agent-based Scan
AssetExplorer use Endpoint Central (formerly Desktop Central) agents <From build no 6900> for scanning Windows, Linux, and Mac machines. The agent-based scan is made mandatory.
Steps for downloading and integrating Endpoint Central with Asset Explorer are mentioned below. Choose and follow a method that suits your user type.
a. New customers of AssetExplorer after 6900
b. Existing customers of AssetExplorer migrating to BUILD NO 6900 or higher without Endpoint Central integration configured.
c. Existing customers of AssetExplorer migrating to BUILD NO 6900 or higher with Endpoint Central integration configured.
About Desktop Central
Endpoint Central (formerly Desktop Central) is a robust unified endpoint management system. Agents from Endpoint Central improve AssetExplorer' asset scanning functionality by fetching complete hardware details during the scan as well as maintain the uniformity of data fetched across Windows, Linux, and Mac machines. Endpoint Central agent integration also avoids the need to have two agents for users who already have integration between AssetExplorer and Endpoint Central.
Endpoint Central Agent Features
- Agent-based inventory of Windows, Mac, and Linux machines
- Warranty information of devices
- Remote control *
- Chat *
- Wake-on-LAN *
- System manager *
Note: Add-on license has to be purchased for features marked with (*).
Download and Installation of Endpoint Central
Endpoint Central agent is tightly coupled with the Endpoint Central server, and therefore Endpoint Central itself will be downloaded and silently installed in the same folder location as AE. Only technicians with the Admin role can download and install Endpoint Central. Once installed, Endpoint Central gets integrated with AE. This can be checked under Admin >> Integrations >> Endpoint Central (formerly Desktop Central).
If the silent installation fails, you can proceed with the manual installation. The instructions are provided with appropriate download URLs inside the product pages.
Once AE and Endpoint Central are integrated, Endpoint Central would be started and shut down whenever AE is started or shut down.
Prerequisites for Endpoint Central installation
Endpoint Central can be installed only on a Windows machine. If AE is installed in a Linux machine, then Endpoint Central has to be installed manually in another Windows machine and integrated with AE under Admin >> Integrations >> Endpoint Central (formerly Desktop Central).
As Endpoint Central is installed within the AE folder, a maximum of 1 GB of free space is required.
If Endpoint Central is purchased separately, please refer here for detailed hardware requirements based on the number of assets purchased.
Ports used in Endpoint Central
The ports used by the Endpoint Central servers are 8383, 8027, 8020, and 8028, and ports used for tools and remote control functionality are 8444,8032, 8443, 8031. More details on the purpose for each port are mentioned here.
Database supported by Endpoint Central
By default, Endpoint Central gets installed with bundled PGSQL. Endpoint Central also supports MSSQL. Please check here for MSSQL versions supported by DC.
Click here for detailed steps for moving Endpoint Central to MSSQL.
Upgrading Endpoint Central
While upgrading AE to later versions, few upgrades might require Endpoint Central also to be upgraded in order to be compatible. In such cases, post-upgrade a message would be displayed on the top banner in AE, that Endpoint Central also has to be upgraded with the compatible build number and the service pack link. This upgrade has to be performed manually