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Asset Manager

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Asset tracking simplified.

Easily identify, manage and track all software and hardware assets.


 

 

 
Now you can effectively manage software and hardware assets with Asset Manager. It’s a fast and cost-effective solution that allows you to discover and track hardware and software asset inventory. With Asset Manager, you can also automatically generate usage reports matched to your software purchases and entitlements. You can track usage through metering and easily monitor software status by underutilization, lack of use or license purchases.

Benefit from these key features with Asset Manager:

Maximize software assets
Ensure your organization is neither under- nor over-licensed for any software titles by combining software inventory, entitlement and usage data.

Combine inventory, contracts and procurement for all your IT assets
Identify all your hardware and software inventory data from Windows and Mac OS computers. Reconcile IT asset inventory data with license agreements and entitlements.

Accurately track and manage your vital IT supply chain
Important IT contracts and vendor relationship details can be tracked, managed and reconciled easily. Alerts notify you of upcoming events and dates related to vendors and other contacts.

Effectively manage licenses on virtual servers and desktops
Simplify license management in virtual environments where software and hardware licenses aren’t physically linked. This is done by leveraging connectors to VMware, Hyper-V and Citrix.

Easily integrate with other technology
Use Asset Manager to gather and manage assets with your Active Directory environment, Altiris, Microsoft SCCM or SMS, VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix.
  • 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 Dell Workspace Asset Manager.

    Server software/hardware requirements

    Asset Manager Server software requirements
    Operating System
    MS Windows Server 2003 SP 1 or higher (both x64 and x86 Editions)
    MS Window Server 2003 R2 (both x64 and x86 Editions)
    MS Windows Server 2008
    MS 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 Workspace Asset Manager Server

    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 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 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 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)

    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 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 Workspace Asset Manager Administration portal can be accessed and configured via the following browsers:

    Internet Explorer® 7.0 and above
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