ABSEIRA Ltd., the global distributor of the product family, has published a Linux client for the business editions of AIDA64. The program, called Linux Extension for AIDA, is a tool that enables companies to collect audit reports from their Linux-based clients. It can create a hardware and software inventory of networked Linux PCs in a format that AIDA64 Business and AIDA64 Network Audit can import into their database.
“Traditionally, the business versions of AIDA64 are used for making automated inventories of Windows PCs. Thanks to the extension we have developed, now it becomes possible to add Linux clients to the automatically created corporate PC database, and also to track changes in both their hardware and software”, said Oliver Mesztics, Linux platform expert at ABSEIRA.
Linux Extension for AIDA64 relies on LSHW, instead of AIDA64's own hardware detection engine, to compile a summary of the hardware configuration of PCs. The application is also capable of listing installed programs as well as running processes and services.
Similarly to AIDA64, it is not necessary to install Linux Extension for AIDA64 on each client separately, as the application can be run from a central shared folder. It can be run from the terminal with commands, and thanks to its support for command-line switches, report creation can be fully automated with scripts. The collected reports can be automatically imported to the Audit manager of AIDA64 Network Audit and AIDA64 Business. Audit manager then makes it possible to review, group and filter the hardware and software components of the PC fleet, and visualize the data in diagrams.
Linux Extension for AIDA64 as well as the related support documentation can be freely downloaded from the official AIDA64 website.