MetaLAN Server is part or the MetaLAN Systems Management Suite
of software. MetaLAN Server periodically scans the network and stores the collected information in a database for quick retrieval. The information can be displayed, searched and reported on using MetaLAN Administrator and License Manager. Installing MetaLAN Server greatly enhances the availability of network data and provides accurate statistics over time. MetaLAN Server does not require an additional license and is very easy to install.
Note: Previous versions of MetaLAN Server were named MetaLAN ProbeServer. The "ProbeServer" name has been discontinued and MetaLAN Server is it's replacement.
Manufacturer, model, serial number, CPU, memory, MAC address, hard disk information is collected.
Information about software installed on scanned nodes.
Discovery date, software title, operating system and service pack information.
Last user, online status, logged on status, last contact time, IP Address, hard disk usage.
Statistics over time
Statistics are collected over time enabling you to easily see how the network is changing over time.
For instance a graph can be generated showing the growth of nodes running on virtual infrastructure(e.g: VMWare or Microsoft Virtual Server).
Graph reporting is available for Scan Time, Total Node Count, Server Count, Virtual Nodes Count, Online Nodes, Online Servers, Nodes Logged On, Servers Logged On, Os Type Counts and more.
All scanning events can be logged down to the debug level if required.
Hammer Software Knowledge base
If you are experiencing a problem with one of our products or want to know the answer to common questions and issues go here:
Microsoft Update KB2507938 stops MetaLAN Server
19th July 2011
MetaLAN Server stops collecting information after Microsoft Security Update for Windows KB2507938 is installed.
Windows Firewall and MetaLAN
If MetaLAN will not manage or control Windows XP Service Pack 2 and above computers it may be due to the Windows Firewall. Click one the following links to get a guide on how to create a Group Policy to configure Windows Firewall for remote management.
HTML: MetaLAN Group Policy
PDF : MetaLAN Group Policy
Using MetaLAN in Server Mode
MetaLAN™ can run as a standalone application. However, using MetaLAN Server will reduce and distribute the network load required for data collection. MetaLAN Server offers a central location for the collection and distribution of the data collected from the computers on the network. Best of all, MetaLAN Server included free when you buy MetaLAN.