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Asset Manager - Discovery Edition

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Discovery and tracking for optimal application migrations

Significantly reduce the time and costs associated with application migrations by enabling simple, efficient software discovery.


 
Software Asset Manager Discovery Edition

 

 
Asset Manager Discovery Edition (DE), which is included as part of ChangeBASE, helps significantly reduce the time and costs associated with application migrations by enabling simple, efficient software discovery. With Asset Manager DE, you can reduce manual effort by easily discovering all applications installed in your environment and then automatically categorizing them. Additionally, Asset Manager DE helps you pinpoint unused applications so they can be retired. Combined with the application compatibility testing and remediation capabilities of ChangeBASE, you can use Asset Manager DE to simply manage the entire lifecycle of your next application migration—as well as to manage the application’s life after the move.

The full version of Dell Asset Manager can offer even greater value by enabling you to identify potential license compliance issues and helping your organization avoid hefty fines from unexpected audits.

Benefit from these key features with asset manager discovery edition:

Intelligent software recognition
Effectively identifies and categorizes more than 85 percent of all software found without any manual intervention. The software DNA database contains more than 500,000 software packages, enabling you to differentiate between common software editions.

Software normalization and categorization
Eliminates redundancy and separates commercial software from other categories by automatically normalizing your software titles.

Software identification
Automatically adds new software to the software DNA database, ensuring simplicity in the future.

Usage metering
Saves time and money during your next application migration by recognizing what applications are unused so they can be removed prior to migration.

Inventory from Microsoft System Center and Altiris
Collects necessary asset information directly from the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager or Symantec Altiris databases in order to eliminate the need to install the tool on desktops where they live.

Active Directory integration
Integrates directly with Active Directory, letting you use OU, group, site and user information for assigning applications and computers.
  • Get the latest specifications on our support site:
    http://documents.software.dell.com/DOC205686

    Asset Manager requires a Microsoft Windows Server host (“Asset Manager Server”) and a Microsoft SQL database (“Asset Manager Database”).

    While the Asset Manager Server software requirements are always the same, the Asset Manager Server hardware requirements and Asset Manager Database system requirements depend on the environment— i.e., the number of client PCs processed by Asset Manager. We define three types of environments:

    Small-scale – fewer than 500 client computers
    Medium-scale – 500 to 5,000 client computers
    Large-scale – more than 5,000 client computers

    The scale of the environment is important because more clients require more disk storage and will put a heavier load on the server running Asset Manager.

    Server software/hardware requirements

    Asset Manager Server software requirements
    Operating System
    Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 SP 1 or higher (both x64 and x86 Editions)
    Microsoft Window Server 2003 R2 (both x64 and x86 Editions)
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
    IIS-enabled/installed

    Small-scale environment (fewer than 500 clients)
    Asset Manager Server hardware
    Platform
    2.0 GHz AMD/Intel CPU or higher

    Memory
    1 GB RAM or more (2 GB is recommended)

    Hard Disk Space
    500 MB free disk space for installation of .NET and Dell Software Workspace Asset Manager Server

    Misc.
    Database server for data storage
    Can be installed locally or remotely
    Microsoft SQL Server® 2005/2008
    2005 Express Edition installer can be found within the Dell Software Workspace Asset Manager® installation package or can be downloaded from www.microsoft.com.
    Please note that this edition is free and has a limit of 4 GB data storage.
    Free disk space for data storage (the Dell Software Workspace Asset Manager Database)
    2 MB for each client is recommended
    For example: 500 clients = 1 GB

    Medium-scale environment (from 500 to 5,000 clients)
    Asset Manager Server hardware
    Platform
    3.0 GHz AMD/Intel CPU or higher

    Memory
    2 GB RAM or more (3 GB is recommended)

    Hard Disk Space
    500 MB free disk space for installation of .NET and the Dell Software Workspace Asset Manager Server

    Misc.
    Database server for data storage
    Can be installed locally or remotely
    Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008
    Needs to be installed by the customer before starting the Asset Manager installation
    Please note that this edition is not free, but has no limit of data storage
    Free disk space for data storage (the Asset Manager Database)
    2 MB for each client is recommended
    For example: 5,000 clients = 10 GB
    Large-scale environment (more than 5,000 clients)

    Large-scale environment (more than 5,000 clients)
    Asset Manager Server
    Platform
    3.0 GHz dual AMD/Intel CPU or higher

    Memory
    4 GB RAM

    Hard Disk Space
    500 MB free disk space for installation of .NET and the Dell Software Workspace Asset Manager Server

    Misc.
    Database server for data storage
    Should be a remote and dedicated SQL database server
    Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008
    Needs to be installed by the customer before starting the Asset Manager installation
    Please note that this edition is not for free, but has no limit of data storage
    Free disk space for data storage (the Asset Manager Database)
    2 MB for each client PC is recommended
    For example: 10,000 clients = 20 GB

    Client software requirements

    Asset Manager Client can be installed on computers or virtual machines running the following operating systems:

    Operating System
    Microsoft Windows Server® 2008/2008 R2
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003
    Microsoft Windows 7
    Microsoft Windows Vista®
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Mac® OS X Lion® (version 10.7)
    Mac OS X Snow Leopard® (version 10.6)
    Mac OS X Leopard® (version 10.5)

    Integration requirements

    Microsoft:
    SCCM - Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager® 2012/2007(any version)
    SMS - System Management Server 2003 (any version)
    Hyper-V R2 (part of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter)

    Symantec:
    Altiris System Management (version 6.x or newer)

    VMWare:
    ESX 3.5 or newer
    ESX i3.5 or newer
    vCenter 3.5 or newer

    Citrix:
    Presentation Server (version 4.0 / 4.5)
    XenApp (version 5.0 / 6.0)
    EdgeSight for XenApp (version 6.0)

    Required Browser
    The Dell Software Workspace Asset Manager Administration portal can be accessed and configured via the following browsers:

    Internet Explorer 7.0 and above
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