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.

Comments:

I'm currently evaluating OPS center for a larger deployment later on.

I have real difficulties to remote install the agent on a solaris 11 OS T5220 despite doing exactly what is mentioned here.

There is no remote root so I have filled the privileged role and password, but still have a credential error. After checking if the proxy could log a "last" command reveal he can, but got rejected trying to "su 'root'". Since root is a role there is no direct su ... ???

Can someone either show me where I'm wrong either correct that ?

Posted by Nick on September 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM MDT #

Nick,

When you supply two sets of credentials, Ops Center logs in with the first set and then tries to switch to the second set.

On your system, if there isn't a user called 'root', did you specify a user who has the root role?

Posted by Owen on September 17, 2013 at 12:16 PM MDT #

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