Thursday, 9 January 2014

Linux Server Audit

From XIA Configuration Server version 5 it is possible to document the configuration of your Linux and Unix servers and workstations.

This allows you to build a documentation library of your Linux systems over time. You an export the data to PDF and also generate reports of changes that have been detected.

Document General Unix Information
  • Platform type (e.g. Solaris, HPUX, Linux)
  • Distribution name / version
  • Kernel version
  • Total memory
  • Processors
  • Location

Document Unix Hardware Platform Information
  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Motherboard
    • Manufacturer
    • Product name
    • Version
  • BIOS Information

Document Local Unix User Accounts
  • Username
  • User ID
  • Description
  • Home Directory
  • Start-up application

Document Local Unix Group Accounts
  • Group name
  • Group ID
  • Members

Document Unix Configuration Files
Locate and document important configuration files including
  • Path
  • Size
  • Permissions
  • File contents
  • Creation date (SSH v4 servers only)
  • Last modified date

Detect Configuration File Changes
Using the item comparison it is possible to highlight changes that have occurred on an individual Unix system or compare the differences between two different Unix systems.

Document Running Processes
  • Process name
  • Process ID
  • Path
  • Parameters

Document Software Packages
  • Package name
  • Type (Operating System / Application)
  • Installation date
Document Network Configuration
  • Network Interfaces
  • ARP cache
  • Routing Table
Logic Drive Configuration
  • Drive name
  • Size
  • Usage

For more information see our Linux Audit page for our XIA Configuration Server audit tool.

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