CapaInstaller Asset Management is based on an agent running on all computers and servers in the environment. The agent delivers collected inventory information to the management server. From here the replicator updates the database making the information available for the console user. Using the Asset Management plug-in it is possible to add custom inventory information to the database.
Using the reporting plug-in it is possible to define web-based reports.
The suggested architecture for a Small/Medium business is shown above. The CapaInstaller Management Point (CMP) development and production are located on the LAN along with the management database. The workstations and users on the LAN are serviced by the LAN based CapaInstaller Management server (CMS). The workstations and users in remote locations are serviced by a CapaInstaller Management Server located on the internet or as in this case in the DMZ.
Inventory is collected by the CapaInstaller Agent and uploaded to the CapaInstaller Management server.
The Replicator process collected inventory and updates the database.
The Database contains all the collected data.
The console is used to view the inventory collected from the clients.
Using AM additional information can be added to the database.
Reporting and queries
Using Reporting and queries reports can be defined and published to Reporting services.
Reporting Services is used to view. Reports can be viewed from any web browser by any user with the appropriate user rights.