Servers

On the Servers page you can view and manage your protected servers.

Go to Overview > Devices > Servers.

The sections below tell you about the servers list and also how to:

  • Add a server.
  • View full details of a server and manage it.
  • Export the list.

About the servers list

The servers list shows you the current servers with these details:

  • Name.
  • IP. Hover over the icon to see details of all IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
  • OS. "Sophos Security VM" indicates a host where Sophos protects the guest VMs.
  • Last Active. This is the last time that the server contacted Sophos. The timestamp is refreshed only once an hour on average.
  • Group. The group that the server belongs to (if it belongs to one).
  • Lockdown status. This shows whether Sophos Lockdown has been installed to prevent unauthorized changes on the server:
    • "Locked Down" shows that Sophos Lockdown has been installed.
    • "Not installed" shows that Sophos Lockdown is not installed. Click Lock Down to install it and lock the server.

To search for a server, enter the name in the search field above the list.

To display different types of server, or servers with a specific health status, use the filters above the list.

For example, the Sophos Security VMs filter displays instances of Sophos Security VM on a hypervisor.

Add a server

To add a server (that is to protect and manage a server, so that it appears in the list), click Add Server in the upper right of the page.

This takes you to the Protect Devices page, where you can download the installers you need to protect your servers. For help with the server installers, see Server Protection.

View full details of a server

For details of a server, click on its entry in the list to open the server details. You can then view full details of the server, and also update, scan, lock, unlock or delete it.

Install or uninstall software

You can select new server protection software to be installed on servers that are already protected and managed by Sophos Central.

You can also uninstall software.

To do either, do as follows.

  1. Click Manage Endpoint Software.
  2. Select software.
  3. Select servers and use the picker arrows to change the software installed, as follows.
    • To install the software, select eligible servers and move them to the assigned list.
    • To uninstall the software, select assigned servers and move them to the eligible list.

The servers will update to the selected software.

Export to CSV

To export a list of servers:

Click on Export to CSV.

This creates a file called servers.csv. Any currently active filters are applied to the list.

For example you can export a list of Windows servers with a bad health status by applying the Windows servers and Servers with a bad status filters before clicking Export to CSV.

Select multiple servers

Your servers are shown in a table. The table can have multiple pages.

You can select multiple servers to manage them as a group. You may find this useful if you're managing many devices and need to select several servers.

You select servers by moving the focus in the table and using your keyboard and mouse or your keyboard alone to select or deselect a server. You can use the options as shown in the following table.

Selection option

Key

Description

To move pages in the table.

Ctrl and Shift.

Press Ctrl and Shift to move to the next page.

To select several servers that aren't grouped together in the table using your keyboard and mouse.

Ctrl

Press Ctrl and click multiple rows in the servers table to select multiple servers.

These rows don't have to be next to each other in the table.

To deselect a server, press Ctrl and click the server again.

To select several servers that aren't grouped together in the table using your keyboard.

Ctrl, Tab and Enter

Press Ctrl and Tab to move to the server and then press Enter to select it. Press Ctrl and Tab to go to the next server you want to select.

These servers don't have to be next to each other in the table.

To deselect a server, go to it using Shift and Tab and press Space.

To select several servers that are grouped together in the table using your keyboard and mouse.

Shift

Press Shift and click a server and then another to select a range of servers.

These servers must be next to each other in the table.

To deselect a server, press Shift and Ctrl to go to the server and click it.

To select several servers that are grouped together in the table using your keyboard.

Shift, Tab and Enter

Press Shift and Tab to go to the server and then press Enter to select it. Press Shift and Tab again to go to the next server you want to select.

These servers must be next to each other in the table.

To deselect a server, go to it using Shift and Tab and press Enter.

To select several servers that aren't grouped together in the table using your keyboard.

With these keys you move the focus in the table one row at a time.

Ctrl, Shift, Tab and Enter

You can use these keys as follows:

  • Ctrl and Enter to select the server in focus.
  • Press Tab to move the focus down one row in the servers table.
  • Press Shift and Tab to move the focus up one row in the server table.

To deselect a server, go to it using Shift or Shift and Tab and then press Enter.