This mode retrieves network computer and software installation information from an iQSonar Datahub.

The following picture shows the components involved in retrieving information from iQSonar:

ActiveEfficiency Scout with IQSonar

  • The Web API component is used as a central location where information coming from the Scout can be stored and retrieved for use in AppClarity.
  • The Scout communicates with the iQSonar Datahub to retrieve information on computers in the network. The Scout processes the information retrieved from iQSonar and then stores it in the ActiveEfficiency database via the Web API component.
  • AppClarity is a consumer of the data retrieved from iQSonar.

Configuring AppClarity Integration

The ActiveEfficiency Connector in AppClarity and the Scout can be configured to run on a schedule using Windows Task Scheduler.

The following table shows the recommended schedules for the components:

ComponentSchedule
ScoutOnce a day
ActiveEfficiency ConnectorSynchronized using the AppClarity Connector Synchronizer once a day

We recommend that the components are also run in the order they appear in the table so that the latest information is always passed on immediately. If the Scout is run after the ActiveEfficiency Connector is synchronized the only side-effect will be that the data may be out of date by 24 hours.

Running the Scout

The Scout in a default installation is located in the following directory:

C:\Program Files (x86)\1E\ActiveEfficiency\Scout\

To run in iQSonar mode you add the Modes parameter to the Scout command line and set its value to iQSonar, as shown in the following command-line:

C:\Program Files (x86)\1E\ActiveEfficiency\Scout\Scout.exe Modes=iQSonar

Getting the data to AppClarity

When ActiveEfficiency has been configured you will then need to configure AppClarity to synchronize its ActiveEfficiency Connector, as described in AppClarity 5.2 - Connecting to ActiveEfficiency.