Virtual Administration Servers

April 17, 2023

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On the basis of a physical Administration Server, multiple virtual Administration Servers can be created, which will be similar to secondary Administration Servers. Compared to the discretionary access model, which is based on access control lists (ACLs), the virtual Administration Server model is more functional and provides a larger degree of isolation. In addition to a dedicated structure of administration groups for assigned devices with policies and tasks, each virtual Administration Server features its own group of unassigned devices, own sets of reports, selected devices and events, installation packages, moving rules, etc. The functional scope of virtual Administration Servers can be used both by service providers (xSP) to maximize the isolation of customers, and by large-scale organizations with sophisticated workflows and numerous administrators.

Virtual Administration Servers are very similar to secondary Administration Servers, but with the following distinctions:

  • A virtual Administration Server lacks most global settings and its own TCP ports.
  • A virtual Administration Server has no secondary Administration Servers.
  • A virtual Administration Server has no other virtual Administration Servers.
  • A physical Administration Server views devices, groups, events, and objects on managed devices (items in Quarantine, applications registry, etc.) of all its virtual Administration Servers.
  • A virtual Administration Server can only scan the network with distribution points connected.

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