CENTREL Solutions

XIA Configuration Server

5 / 5 11 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

XIA Configuration Server is used across sectors from healthcare, local government to shipping and banking organizations both in-house and by managed IT support providers and outsourcers.


Average Ratings

11 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $800.00/one-time
  • Pricing Details
    Licensed based on the items that you wish to document
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • CENTREL Solutions
  • www.centrel-solutions.com
  • Founded 2008
  • United Kingdom

About XIA Configuration Server

A network documentation tool that automatically documents your environment configuration. Create an inventory of your operating systems, application servers and infrastructure including AD, Exchange, VMware, HyperV, Citrix, and more. Audit the configuration of these different technologies in a single, unified web interface. Run reports and generate professional documentation. Compare servers and tracks changes to your IT environment.


XIA Configuration Server Features

  • Access Controls
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Collaboration
  • Compliance Management
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Conversion
  • Document Delivery
  • Document Indexing
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • OCR
  • Print Management
  • Version Control
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Depreciation Management
  • IT Service Management
  • License Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Requisition Management
  • Backup Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Dashboard
  • Help Desk
  • Issue Management
  • Live Chat
  • Patch Management
  • Project Management
  • Remote Access
  • Remote Systems Monitoring
  • Scheduling
  • CPU Monitoring
  • Credential Management
  • Database Servers
  • Email Monitoring
  • Event Logs
  • History Tracking
  • Patch Management
  • Scheduling
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring

XIA Configuration Server Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Incredibly detailed infrastructure documentation for the price. Amazing diversity

Oct 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Give it the information it needs and let it go. There really wasn't much more to do after it was initially setup except review our docs periodically. I was quite impressed with the diversity of the unique agents. We are moving more and more into Azure so the Azure agent was a welcome plus.

Cons: A little finicky on getting the right settings in place initially and the browser access is very fussy about being launched as administrator. It may be me, but I would like to be able to elevate the access via IIS.

Overall: this software met probably 85-90% of my infrastructure documentation needs for about 10% of the price of competitors.

Vendor Response

by CENTREL Solutions on October 18, 2017

Hello Steve, Thank you for your review! We have updated the installer on version 9.1 so that new installations will not have the elevation issue.

Great software, easy to use and excellent support

Oct 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Multi tenant
Well described and powerfull API for automation
Great potential for further development
Outstanding support from the developers

Cons: Multi tenant/MSP features could be better
Custom reporting require SQL skills - data availability could be made more user friendly

Outstanding well thought out product, easy to use but very powerful

Jul 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The countless hours saved for administrators to generate documentation that far exceeds the quality that could be done manually. Install is very easy and easy to learn. Great for documenting all the large and small details that are essential to well managed environment.

Cons: To be honest, I have not found any negatives to the software. Design, ease of use and support all exceed expectations.

XIA Configuration Server has streamlined our ability to keep up to date technical documentation.

Jul 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: As a Managed Service Provider it is imperative that we are able to rely on an up to date documentation repository when supporting our clients. What was a manual and labour intensive task is now streamlined and essentially keeps our documentation up to date with zero touch from us.

Being agent-less is a definite plus. Without fuss, we are able to scan a prospective client's network and develop an inventory of all equipment which assists us with quotations or take on projects. Client deployment and configuration is easy and straight forward.

The interface is simple and intuitive and configuration data is presented in a clear hierarchical manner.

Cons: We would like to see the ability to configure XIA to scan and document custom items. Sometimes it feels restrictive to only be able to scan for pre-defined items. It would also be a benefit to be able to edit the pre-defined items. For example, being able to add additional items to be scanned from Exchange.

The level of support for scanning and documenting network devices is limited.

IT/Network Documentation Tool: XIA documentation Server - MUST TO HAVE

Mar 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Every bit of it. Really love this product..

Cons: Licensing needs to be looked into as after a major upgrade Xia server requires new license keys

Overall: One of the biggest items that is almost always missing is documentation from the IT departments. Documenting the IT networks can make the troubleshooting process much more efficient when problems arise. These same network documents can also help you spot areas of your systems and networks that may need to be upgraded, giving you the possibility of earning extra revenue and making sure we adhere to industry best practices.

Xia Documentation server has been savior to us as we have a very heterogeneous IT system with Microsoft, Cisco, VMWare, Citrix etc all the industry leading products and technologies and documenting all the applications, networks etc would be impossible without a product like Xia server. We are very grateful that we found this product which apart from documenting also acts like a change management system giving us the full control of what is happening in the network. I think a must tool for all the IT leaders who want to stay top of the game and i think this product is a dream come true to many IT professionals including IT Leaders, Consultants, System Administrators, Service Providers etc.

Must have arsenal in the IT kit for today's complex networks and systems.
Thank you Centrel Team.

Recommendations to other buyers: Brilliant product and super brilliant pricing so please dont sell your company to big vendors

XIA Configuration server and what it did for us

Mar 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Looked around for a product that could automate a manual process of creating configuration build documents for our servers. This fitted well adding the ability to schedule and run weekly and able to compare multiple build documents to see changes. it is easy to deploy and use and the support has been excellent. it also added the ability to document our AD, VMware and Citrix environments automatically which has enhanced our documentation of systems.

Work smarter, not harder

Feb 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It works, simply and easily

Overall: With our company undergoing change, keeping up with the documentary requirements became a mamoth task.
XIA Configuration Server created documentation on our entire system in just a few short hours.
The regular scheduled reporting has proved invaluable for auditing and compliance purposes, has served our Operations people in tracking
configuration changes over a period of time. New personell can quickly come up to speed on our systems configuration with minimal interaction.

Centrel Solutions Support has been first rate. Responses to my queries were timely and helpful resolving my issue in a single call.

XIA Configuration Server is part of my work smarter not harder approach and I'd certainly recommend this to anyone who is looking after
IT systems.

Great Product and great support

Feb 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Great product, easy to use, support is quick and helpful. Good options for modeling documentation based on what you need.

Application upgrading was never so easy!

Jan 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: After a successful upgrade of our test environment, we upgraded our production environment . The server upgrade completed without any errors.

Next we started with a controlled upgrade of some clients. This was also successful without any errors.

After that, we enabled the automatic upgrade of all the remaining clients. Within 1 hour, all our clients (80) where successfully upgraded.

Application upgrading was never so easy!

Effortless Customizable As-built Documentation

Jun 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using XIA Configuration Server for the last 4 mounts to document the servers and solutions that we¿ve deployed at customers or just to document current state before we do upgrades. This allows us to create quality documentations that our customers are impress with. Inventorying a datacenter and documenting applications configuration, security patchs, installed applications etc., is now so easy. Customer support is excellent in answering or questions and providing solutions. Well done CENTREL Solution and thank you for a great product.

Documentation made easy

Jun 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: XIA Configuration Server enables us to generate a comprehensive and seamless documentation of the IT infrastructure. Additionally, XIA provides lots of individually adaptable reports for various issues in an impressive quality. Thanks to CENTREL Solutions, we're now able to obtain the actual state of customers' networks and to track configuration changes effortless.
Thank you for the excellent product, the great support, and the constant updates.