Managing Linux Computers

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Enterprises today have shown a rapid growth in the usage of Linux. They are being widely accepted as an alternative to traditional operating systems. Along with their ease of installation and usage, Linux offers more flexibility to apply custom configurations. In fact being an open source operating system is one of the main driving factors for its adoption. After adoption, one of the major task for an administrator is to manage such computers, which often consumes a lot of time and effort. Desktop Central helps administrators increase their efficiency by automating all the desktop management activities and managing heterogeneous operating systems from a single console. 

Supported Versions

Currently Desktop Central supports the following versions of Linux computers

Note:See our complete Linux flavor comparison matrix for better visibility on the features supported by different versions of Linux OS.

Supported Features

Desktop Central supports the following features to simplify Linux administration in your enterprise:

 

Asset management

Desktop Central's asset management feature provides up-to-date information about the software and hardware used across the organisation along with web-based inventory management.

  • Scan systems periodically to collect complete hardware and software details.
  • Manage software licenses, compliance, and warranty information.
  • Email notification alerts on hardware and software specific events.
  • Get comprehensive reports on all of the above and more.

 

Patch management 

The Patch Management feature provides various options to ensure that all Linux machines on your network are up to date with critical/recent security patches for Linux.

  • Automate patch deployment to Linux OS and third party applications.
  • Patch compliance audits and reports.

 

Software deployment 

Desktop Central offers over 1000 templates that enables administrators to distribute, install, update and uninstall software applications remotely as well as automatically.

  • Supports installing/uninstalling of DEB based applications.
  • Customize and schedule software deployment during non business hours.

 

Configurations 

Execute custom scripts as configuration to perform repetitive administrative tasks at ease.

 

Remote control

  • Remotely access computers on LAN and WAN using Active X and HTML5 Viewer.
  • Prompts user confirmation before providing access to a remote desktop.
  • Multi-monitor support with easy switching options.

Note: Remote control will work only if the X Window GUI component is available in agent computers.

 

 

Insightful desktop management reports

Gain access to comprehensive reports on asset details, patch management, software deployment, and custom reports.