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Analysis Workbench Overview

The Analysis Workbench enables you to consolidate results, perform analysis and produce exports.

The basic analysis of data usually consists of viewing and querying three types of information:

Software files that are recognized. These are usually designated as applications.

Unidentified software and files that may be unrecognized applications.

Hardware and asset data.

Analysis Workbench uses a database called the Software Application Index (SAI). The SAI contains application and version descriptions that are used to identify files found during the inventory. When scan results are loaded, each one is checked against this database, and this is how Universal Discovery performs software identification. Any files that are unrecognized can be tagged for further investigation; when identified, their details can be added to the database.

Refer to Application Recognition for further information about software management and application recognition.

Analysis Workbench provides a series of different views of results: by machine, by directory, by application, or by file.

All the information required for the analysis and consolidation of data collected for a computer population, is contained in the group of scans created when each computer is inventoried.

System Requirements

The minimum resolution required to run Analysis Workbench is 1024x768.

Starting Analysis Workbench

To start Analysis Workbench:

From the Windows Start menu, select:

Start > All Programs > UCMDB > Inventory Tools > Analysis Workbench

When Analysis Workbench is started for the first time, the Analysis Workbench Quick Config Dialog Box is displayed automatically.