Device configuration is the key to managing a large number of devices efficiently. Configuring as many devices as possible in the same way keeps IT processes simple, and costs low. All the same, numerous different locations, heterogeneous hardware environments and additional requirements do not allow for a unified device configuration.

Scout Enterprise Management Suite takes this into account by using an inheritance approach. By default, the base device configuration defined at top level passes its properties on to the devices on lower instances. The concept of inheritance helps you keep your configuration consistent and efficient. To define any variations, simply modify the relevant settings. Scout provides flexibility to override any settings on all levels.

Changes to the device configuration take effect on the next device restart.

For further information, see


The device configuration of a device depends on the software packages installed on it.