Network Monitoring

How to setup Spiceworks for Hardware inventory

setup Spiceworks for Hardware inventory

Spiceworks’ discovery is agent-less. This means that you only have to install Spiceworks on one machine. It can scan your entire network using remote management protocols. You can also manually add assets into the Spiceworks inventory. For roaming devices, there is an agent that you can install. Spiceworks can help you keep track of the following types of assets:

  • Computers running Windows Operating System
  • Computers running Linux Operating Systems
  • Computers running Mac OS
  • VOIP phones
  • Network printers
  • Routers, firewalls, and network devices with SNMP support
  • Machines running web servers on port 80
  • Network traffic info from switches that support SNMP
  • Groups set up in Active Directory
  • Applications installed on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS
  • Hotfixes installed on Windows
  • Services installed on Windows
  • Windows Event Logs
  • Virtualisation hosts and virtual machines

Note: Ensure WMI is configured:

  • WMI must be configured properly in order for Spiceworks to gather information about your network. To ensure that WMI is configured properly on the machine in question, try the following command from the machine with Spiceworks installed and to the remote machine. Where you are using the username and yourpassword to access the remotemachine.

c: wmic /user:username /password:yourpassword /node:remotemachine systemenclosure get serialnumber

Here are the steps to setup Spiceworks for Hardware inventory

Before setting this up, ensure you change the port of the webserver if you have one installed previously on the target machine, such as IIS

Therefore choose a another port number. In my case I chose 81.

http:// Chrispc:81/wizard/startup

Click on discover my device

Click on Discover my device and select what you wish to monitor

Click on Next

And click on next
– Now you can start your scanning

How can other users access this portal,
They just need to do is access via a web browser to http://PC_Name:port

Link to download Spice works

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