12. Managing Assets

When creating a new task it can be defined whether the results of the scan should be stored in the assets (see Chapter 10.2.2).

12.1. Creating and Managing Hosts

12.1.1. Creating a Host

Hosts can be added to the asset management as follows:

  1. Select Assets > Hosts in the menu bar.

  2. Create a new host by clicking new in the upper left corner of the page.

  3. Enter the IP address of the host in the input box Name (see Fig. 12.1).

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    Fig. 12.1 Creating a new host

  4. Click Save.

This feature is also available via GMP (see Chapter 15). The import of hosts from a configuration management database can be achieved using this option.

12.1.2. Managing Hosts

List Page

All existing hosts can be displayed by selecting Assets > Hosts in the menu bar (see Fig. 12.2).

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Fig. 12.2 Page Hosts displaying all scanned hosts

For all hosts the following actions are available:

  • delete Delete the host.
  • edit Edit the host.
  • new Create a new target from the host.
  • export Export the host as an XML file.

Note

By clicking trashcan, export or new below the list of hosts more than one host can be deleted, exported or used to create a new target at a time. The drop-down-list is used to select which hosts are deleted, exported or used to create a new target.

Details Page

Click on the name of a host to display the details of the host. Click details to open the details page of the host.

The following registers are available:

Information
General information about the host.
User Tags
Assigned tags (see Chapter 8.5).
Permissions
Assigned permissions (see Chapter 9.4).

The following actions are available in the upper left corner:

  • help Open the corresponding chapter of the user manual.
  • list Show the list page of all hosts.
  • new Create a new host.
  • clone Clone the host.
  • edit Edit the host.
  • trashcan Delete the host.
  • export Export the host as an XML file.
  • results Show the corresponding results.

12.1.3. Creating a Target from Hosts

A target with a set of hosts can be created as follows:

  1. Filter the hosts so that only the hosts that should be used for the target (e.g. only Microsoft Windows hosts) are displayed (see Chapter 8.4).

  2. Create a new target by clicking new below the list of hosts (see Fig. 12.3).

    → The window for creating a target is opened. The input box Hosts is prefilled with the set of displayed hosts.

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    Fig. 12.3 Creating a target with the displayed hosts

  3. Define the target and click Save.

    Tip

    For the information to enter in the input boxes see Chapter 10.2.1.

    Note

    If additional suitable hosts show up in further scans they will not be added to the target.

12.2. Managing Operating Systems

The operating systems view within the asset management provides a different view on the stored data. While the hosts view is centered on the individual hosts, this view concentrates on the used operating systems.

List Page

All operating systems can be displayed by selecting Assets > Operating Systems in the menu bar (see Fig. 12.4).

For all operating systems the following actions are available:

  • delete Delete the operating system. Only operating systems which are currently not used can be deleted.
  • export Export the operating system as an XML file.

Note

By clicking delete or export below the list of operating systems more than one operating system can be deleted or exported at a time. The drop-down-list is used to select which operating systems are deleted or exported.

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Fig. 12.4 Page Operating Systems displaying all scanned operating systems

Details Page

Click on the name of an operating system to display the details of the operating system.

The following registers are available:

Information
General information about the operating system.
User Tags
Assigned tags (see Chapter 8.5).
Permissions
Assigned permissions (see Chapter 9.4).

The following actions are available in the upper left corner:

  • help Open the corresponding chapter of the user manual.
  • list Show the list page of all operating systems.
  • delete Delete the operating system. Only operating systems which are currently not used can be deleted.
  • export Export the operating system as an XML file.
  • host Show the corresponding hosts.