The KACE SMA appliance inventory software, and IT asset and IoT device management platform, scans your entire network to identify all connected devices. KACE SMA provides you with detailed hardware and software inventory for Windows, Mac, Linux and UNIX systems, as well as OS and hardware inventory for Chromebooks, utilizing Google APIs. The KACE SMA’s network discovery and asset inventory functions can be performed with or without installing an agent.* By using SNMP and other network scanning protocols, the KACE SMA enables you to obtain actionable IT asset and IoT device management information even about connected, non-computer devices, such as networking gear, printers and IP telephony.
The KACE SMA automates asset management and IoT device management from deployment to retirement through a single configuration management database (CMDB), including asset data audits, tracking, compliance and reconciliation. In addition to detailed hardware discovery and software inventory for computers and servers, SNMP object identifiers can be tracked for non-computer devices, such as toner levels for printers. All asset data is integrated across complementary KACE SMA functions, such as patch management, alerts and service desk, and can be easily tracked through the asset’s lifecycle. The KACE SMA’s asset management includes common asset fields and software license types and out-of-the-box support for storing asset associations, ensuring accurate tracking of financial and service impacts of asset changes.
Organizations can streamline a number of hardware and software issues with the appliance inventory software, and IT asset and IoT device management capabilities in KACE SMA. An accurate asset inventory makes it easier for IT teams to track the location of assets to ensure their proper use. It also enables the tracking of the age and the operating system compatibility of their hardware to better plan and schedule the upgrades, replacement and disposal of these assets. The inventory of software can also help to identify the timing of upgrades for budgeting purposes as well as prevent the buying of unneeded licenses and any occurrences of improper licensing
The KACE SMA appliance inventory software automatically pulls warranty information for all your Dell systems and devices — PCs, laptops, printers, servers, storage, tablets and peripherals — directly into its asset inventory. This enables Dell hardware owners to efficiently manage the lifecycle of their Dell devices, reducing costs by avoiding post-warranty maintenance and retiring old assets in a timely manner.*Installing an agent is necessary for other functionality, such as patch management and software distribution.