Tuesday Mar 12, 2013

Discovery question

I got a question about discovering operating systems:

"My operating systems are configured not to allow root SSH access. How can I discover these OSes with Ops Center?"

When you're creating a discovery profile, you provide credentials for each protocol being used to access the asset. So, for an Oracle Solaris OS, you provide SSH credentials. If root SSH access is allowed by the system, you can provide root credentials.

However, if root SSH access is not allowed, you can provide one username and password to use for logging in, and then the root credentials to use for managing the asset.

Here's what it looks like in the UI:

The first set is used to log in, and the second set is used to perform tasks that require root access, such as installing or uninstalling Agent Controllers.

Tuesday Mar 05, 2013

High Availability question

I got a question about Enterprise Controller high availability:

"If I have an Ops Center installation with a single Enterprise Controller, can I change my mind and turn it into a high availability setup?"

Yes. There are a few things you need to do to prepare, first:

Once you've taken those steps, you can set your current EC up as the primary node, and install and configure one or more standby nodes, using this procedure.

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