Lanamark Explorer collects inventory and performance data from workloads running Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems across physical and virtual environments. The following target operating systems are supported:

Microsoft Windows

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (SP1, SP2)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (SP1, SP2)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (SP1, SP2)

Note: Current version of Lanamark Explorer supports only standalone Hyper-V hosts. If Hyper-V host is in Microsoft Failover Cluster or a part of a SCVMM, add VMs to the console separately (for more information refer to Discovery methods kb article).


Domain or local administrator account with permissions to access WMI and Remote Registry. As a best practice create a dedicated Domain Admins account to use exclusively for data collection. Use local administrator account for machines that are not joined to the domain.


The following OS instrumentation must be enabled:

  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
  • File and Print Sharing
  • Remote Registry


  • Ports 135, 139 and 445 as well as ports used by WMI must be open. In Microsoft Windows, firewall rules must be specified to allow this type of communication. 
  • A network path must exist between target systems and the Lanamark Explorer assigned to monitor them. 

Note: Monitoring the machine hosting the Lanamark Explorer is not supported.


The following system requirements must be met on Linux target systems to enable inventory and performance data collection. Lanamark Explorer supports data collection from native and LVM2 volumes. Btrfs (B-tree file system) is not supported.

  • CentOS 4 - 8.0
  • Debian 3.1 - 10
  • Fedora 6 - 29
  • FreeBSD 6.1 - 10.2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 - 12
  • openSUSE 10.2 - 42.2
  • Oracle Linux 4.5 - 7.3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 - 7.3
  • Ubuntu 6.06 - 19.10


  • root or sudo level access 
  • Recursive read access to/dev, /etc and /proc folders


  • Port 22 must be open. 
  • SSH2 and SSH1 connections are supported.
  • A network path must exist between target systems and the Lanamark Explorer assigned to monitor them.

During discovery, machines supporting SSH may appear as target systems running Linux. Unless these systems are running a standard release of one of the above operating systems, Explorer will not be able to inventory them and they should be excluded from data collection.

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