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Tasks and services


This topic describes the Tasks and Services section in the Admin Center, a powerful tool that enables AlloyScan administrators to monitor and manage active tasks, audit services, and audit agents.

Active tasks

The Active tasks page in the Tasks and Services section allows administrators to monitor and manage tasks in progress, displaying a table of active tasks with details such as device, task name, start date, scope, initiator, and status. The section also enables administrators to cancel any task if needed. By monitoring the progress and status of tasks, administrators can ensure that activities are completed successfully and take action if needed.

Tasks can include any number of activities, such as software updates, security scans, or user management tasks. When a task is initiated, it is added to the table on the Active tasks page. The table comprises the following columns:

  • Device: The name of the device on which the task is being executed.

  • Task: The name of the task, which can be customized based on the specifics of the task.

  • Start Date: The date and time when the task was initiated.

  • Scope: The scope of the task, which can be either segment-wide or limited to specific devices or users.

  • Initiator: The name of the user who initiated the task.

  • Status: The status of the task, such as In Progress, Completed, or Failed. If a task fails, the administrator can review the error details and take appropriate action.

The Active tasks section also allows administrators to abort any task that is currently in progress. To do so, select a task in the table and click Abort. This will stop the task, which can be useful if the task was initiated by mistake or if there are issues that need to be addressed.

Audit services

Using the Audit services section in the Admin Center administrators can manage and monitor audit services in the system. It displays a list of deployed audit services and provides detailed information about each host, including login credentials for different operating systems and a list of current tasks. The section also allows administrators to download Audit Service Tools.

When an audit service host is selected, a sliding panel opens with three tabs: General, Credentials, and Tasks.

  • General: Displays information about the host, including its name, IP address, registration date, and last active date.

  • Credentials: Displays credentials for different operating system types.

  • Tasks: Lists tasks currently performed by the audit service.

When an audit service is no longer needed, it can be removed from its host by clicking the Delete button in the sliding pane.

Audit agents

The Audit agents page displays a list of currently available audit agents and provides detailed information about each agent. The section also allows administrators to download the Audit Agent software or obtain the download link for remote installation. This makes it easy to deploy audit agents on remote computers and ensure that they are properly configured and managed.

When an audit agent is selected, a sliding pane opens with additional details about the agent. This includes information such as the name, version, and status. The panel also displays the last connection date, which helps administrators monitor the health of the agent and ensure that it is properly communicating with the system.