Web Service

KillDisk supports monitoring of workstations' state and all running processes from remote computer via standard HTTP protocol in any Web Browser.

Web Service Configuration

In order to start the Web Service properly, connection parameters for the remote host must be configured first. Navigate Tools > Web Service > Settings or the related tab in Preferences to configure remote connection parameters. Read Web Access options for more information.

Web Service Start

Navigate to the menu bar and select Tools > Web Service > Start Web Service to activate build-in Web Server and allow remote web clients to monitor the state of application. Icon on the status bar displays a web service status: Started/Stopped and Interactive/Read Only.

To monitor and control KillDisk workstations remotely, type workstation's IP address in the Address Bar of your favorite Web Browser (supported all modern browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge, etc).

Web Service Views

If KillDisk is up and running in the local network environment and Web Service is configured and started properly, then after HTTP connection is established, Web Service main page is displayed:

Figure 1: Web Service - Devices View

Workstations' name and status shown in the first line. Steady green icon at the left means there is no activities. Blinking green/yellow icon show that some operations are in progress (Erase, Examine, Wipe, Clone). Server info section below displays basic information about connected workstation (IP Address, Activity Status, Read Only/Interactive mode) and disks connected currently. Several tabs (default is DEVICES tab) allow you to switch current view to obtain more information about server, disks and processes.

Disk Bays
Display Bays the same way as in application's Disk Bays View. Mouse click on the disk selects it. Erase progress can be displayed on top of disks being erased.
All disks displayed as a flat list. Mouse click on the disk selects it. Double click on the disk expands disk's attributes and S.M.A.R.T parameters. Erase progress can be displayed for the disks being erased.
Event Journal
Displays current Event Journal as a flat list. User can filter records by Status, Time Frame, Order ID, Disk Serial the same way as in KillDisk application. Supported grouping by Batches. Resulting record set could be downloaded in CSV format.
Output View
Displays Application Log (Output). Log can be downloaded in full as a text file.
System View
Displays all information about workstation: Software version, Licensing info, Operating System information and Hardware information. All information can be downloaded in full as a text file.
Settings View
Configures General Options (refresh rate) and Event Journal (page size, download options). Settings can be saved for the local display and restored to default values.

Remote Interaction

Remote Web client is able not only monitor Servers' state, but interact with a Workstation remotely, for example, start Disk Erase, start Batch Exam or Stop All current operations.


To be able to interact with a Workstation remotely , Read Only (Monitor) Mode should be turned off in Workstations' Web Access settings.

To interact with a Workstation remotely:

  1. Select the disk or group of disks to be erased by clicking in Bays View or Devices View. To select all accessible disks click SELECT toolbar button.
  2. Click EXAMINE or ERASE toolbar button to start the related process

    Be careful! There will be no action confirmation dialog, process will just start automatically. Client must be fully aware of the consequences.

  3. Observe the progress which is displayed on top of the disk. Client can stop any process anytime by selecting particular disk and clicking STOP toolbar button, or stop all running processes by clicking STOP ALL toolbar button.

Monitor Several Workstations

Remote Web Client is able not only monitor the single Workstation, but connect to and interact with several Workstations in one place on the single web page.

To work with several Workstations:

  1. Configure all Workstations you want to connect to. On each unit set up IP Address, Port, Firewall, Red Only/Interactive mode properly, start Web Service and check it is up and running.
  2. Connect to the first Workstation by typing IP Address:Port in the Address Bar of the Web Browser.
  3. Connect other Workstations by clicking icon with Green Plus sign at the right side. New Connection dialog appears:
  4. Type the Host Name on the Local Network (or related IP Address), Port and Display Name and click CONNECT button.
  5. After connection is established, the second tab appears. Clicking another Workstations' Display Name will switch main view to display its information and current processes.
    If security policy permits you will be able not only monitor, but start Disk Erase/Exam processes for remote hosts (Interactive mode must be turned on).
  6. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to add more Workstations to monitor and interact with.

Monitoring several workstations from the single location can be very useful to check overall current status (whether something being erased or Workstations are in idle state). In case if any process is running on the Workstation (the Host is busy) - the icon on the left of Workstations' Display Name is blinking (yellow and green). In case if Workstation is in idle mode, the icon is steady green.