Desktop Central Now Automates Linux Management


Over the past several years, we have seen rapid growth in the usage of Linux computers within enterprises. Programmers all around the world are turning to Linux as an alternative to other operating systems because of its simple installation process and ease of use. Moreover, Linux offers more flexibility and configuration options in comparison to Windows and Mac. And, Linux distributions are often available free of charge. These capabilities and benefits have created a growing need to manage enterprise networks of Linux machines.

Technological trends have challenged enterprise IT departments to manage systems with minimal time and effort. This means that system administrators need a tool to automate Linux systems management. However, using multiple desktop management tools to manage Windows, Mac, and Linux computers would be very cumbersome.

As a software vendor, we understand that you are looking for a single solution that supports heterogeneous operating systems and makes desktop management easy. Now, Desktop Central helps administrators increase their efficiency by managing Linux computers along with Windows and Mac systems – all from a single console.

Desktop Central’s New Features for Linux Systems

  • Hardware asset tracking: Scan the systems periodically to get complete hardware inventory details of Linux systems such as hard disk, network adapters, physical memory, processors etc.

  • Software asset tracking: Obtain a complete list of all the software details including the software name, version, and manufacturer details.

  • Software license compliance: Manage all the software licenses by category and maintain a list of the commercial and non-commercial software used at the enterprise.

  • Warranty management: Track the warranty information of the computers managed by your organization.

  • Email notification alerts: Receive alerts for every hardware and software change that happens in the Linux systems on the network.

  • Inventory reports: Run out-of-the-box reports on hardware, software inventory, and license compliance.

This is just the beginning! We will be forging ahead to provide more features for Linux administration. If you have any specific feature requests in Linux management, you can always contact our technical support here.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to automate Linux administration in your organization. Go ahead and download Desktop Central to try it out.

You can also avail yourself of the Mobile Device Management add-on to enable over-the-air configuration and management of the iOS, Android, and Windows devices you administer. ManageEngine Desktop Central lets you manage profiles, asset data, and apps as well as perform other mobile device management functions on up to five devices  for free.


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