Asset Manager

Easily identify, manage and track all software and hardware assets

Easily discover, track and inventory asset data.

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.

Features

With Asset Manager, you can:

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

Specifications

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 Quest Workspace Asset Manager.

Server software/hardware requirements 

Asset Manager Server software requirements

  • 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

  • 2.0 GHz AMD/Intel CPU or higher
  • 1 GB RAM or more (2 GB is recommended)
  • 500 MB free disk space for installation of .NET and Quest 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 Quest 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 Quest 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

  • 3.0 GHz AMD/Intel CPU or higher
  • 2 GB RAM or more (3 GB is recommended)
  • 500 MB free disk space for installation of .NET and the Quest Workspace Asset Manager Server

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

  • 3.0 GHz dual AMD/Intel CPU or higher
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 500 MB free disk space for installation of .NET and the Quest Workspace Asset Manager Server

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:

  • 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)
  • Max 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)

Browser requirements 

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

Internet Explorer 7.0 and above

Screenshots

IT Asset Discovery

IT Asset Discovery

Discover software and hardware on your network in both physical and virtual environments.

Software Identification

Software Identification

Automatically recognize, categorize, normalize and enrich software inventory data, eliminating this time-consuming manual task.

Software Management

Software Management

Automate tracking and managing of all your software assets. This ensures license compliance, eliminates inefficiencies and wasted software, and streamlines the software asset management lifecycle.

License Management

License Management

Built-in logic simplifies the complexities of your software management environment and licensing models.

Asset Management Reporting Dashboard

Asset Management Reporting Dashboard

Get a quick view of software status, use and costs. Asset Manager also provides a library of predefined reports and rich templates you can use to create your own reports.

Contract and Vendor Management

Contract and Vendor Management

Get a clear view of your relationships with hardware and software vendors and the contracts you have with them. 

Virtual Environments

Company-Wide Communications (Response Times)

Asset Manager provides a number of integrated connectors and reports that help organizations to effectively manage software and license agreements in complex virtual environments such as the following:

  • Microsoft Terminal Server (RDSH), Hyper-V and Server App-V
  • VMware ESX/ESXi and vCenter
  • Citrix XenApp and EdgeSight