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:
- 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.
Tamper Protection. This shows you whether tamper protection is on. If your server doesn't support tamper protection you will see "Not applicable".
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.
Select the servers you want to install or uninstall software on.
Click Manage Endpoint Software.
Choose your software.
The servers will update to the selected software. See Server restarts.
We don't install software on servers that don't support it.
You can turn on tamper protection for selected servers.
To do this, do as follows:
Select the servers you want to turn tamper protection on for.
To view a list of servers that have tamper protection turned off, select Servers with Tamper Protection disabled in the health status filter.
Click Enable Tamper Protection.
Click Turn on to confirm.
To turn off tamper protection on a server, click the server in the list. See Server Summary.
Reset health status
You can reset the health status of selected servers to "Healthy" (green tick beside the name).
A reset doesn't clean up threats or fix software, but does clear alerts in Sophos Central and on the server.
Do a reset if you want to ignore old issues and focus on current or future ones. Servers that are issue-free stay “Healthy” after the reset, so any current or future protection or malware issues will be more obvious.
To reset the health status, select servers and click Reset health status.
This doesn't affect protection. If servers have issues that need action, they'll return to bad health status.
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.
|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: |