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Engaged Sweeper III

Hello Sweepers,

My team has some questions regarding LsAgent scan times using by relay server connection. We currently have over 12,000 assets between laptops, monitors, headsets, docking stations. With installing LsAgent on the laptops, how many items are scanned at one time? (Example: Scans x laptops at a time, each laptop taking y minutes to complete, then takes z time to take the information from the laptop(s) to the relay server to our Lansweeper instance.) We're looking to move from agentless scanning and how we currently scan items.

Additionally, with the LsAgent scan, are there specific types of assets that will and won't be scanned? Our setups normally include the laptop, a docking station, headset, 2 monitors, and sometimes a phone. If scanned, will this create separate asset entries in Lansweeper, and by extension, will devices connected by the employees themselves (if they connect a smartphone by USB or other personal devices) be added as separate assets in Lansweeper?

Thank you!

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Obi_1_Cinobi
Lansweeper Tech Support
Lansweeper Tech Support

Hello there!

LsAgent can be installed on Windows, Linux, and Mac computers to scan the machines locally. So other types of assets cannot be scanned locally, like switches, for example. LsAgent will be able to retrieve monitor information from Windows assets and create asset pages for them accordingly. It will not automatically create asset pages for other connected devices. For more information, you can refer to this KB article: https://community.lansweeper.com/t5/scanning-your-network/introduction-to-lsagent-for-windows-linux-...

LsAgent scans locally, doesn't need to set up client connections and therefore only generates 40 KB of traffic for one full Windows computer scan. Regarding the LsAgent scanning interval, you can change the machine's scanning schedule in the Scanning > LsAgent Scanning section of the Lansweeper web console. Here you can divide machines scanned with LsAgent into groups, configure a scanning schedule for each group, and enable/disable/delete LsAgent installations. Keep in mind that the minimum scan interval for LsAgent is 4 hours. If you choose a more frequent schedule, your LsAgent installations will silently default to an interval of 4 hours.

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Obi_1_Cinobi
Lansweeper Tech Support
Lansweeper Tech Support

Hello there!

LsAgent can be installed on Windows, Linux, and Mac computers to scan the machines locally. So other types of assets cannot be scanned locally, like switches, for example. LsAgent will be able to retrieve monitor information from Windows assets and create asset pages for them accordingly. It will not automatically create asset pages for other connected devices. For more information, you can refer to this KB article: https://community.lansweeper.com/t5/scanning-your-network/introduction-to-lsagent-for-windows-linux-...

LsAgent scans locally, doesn't need to set up client connections and therefore only generates 40 KB of traffic for one full Windows computer scan. Regarding the LsAgent scanning interval, you can change the machine's scanning schedule in the Scanning > LsAgent Scanning section of the Lansweeper web console. Here you can divide machines scanned with LsAgent into groups, configure a scanning schedule for each group, and enable/disable/delete LsAgent installations. Keep in mind that the minimum scan interval for LsAgent is 4 hours. If you choose a more frequent schedule, your LsAgent installations will silently default to an interval of 4 hours.