Configure Linux/Unix/Mac OS Discovery Dialog Box

You can configure Linux/Unix/Mac OS discovery and view existing discovery configurations.

Getting There

Prerequisite: You need to configure discovery for at least one machine before you can launch the discovery process.

To configure Linux/Unix/Mac OS discovery:

  1. From the Add Linux/Unix/Mac OS Discovery Machine(s) dialog box, select Add, then select one of the following:
    • IP Address Range: Use when you have a range of IP addresses you want to query for Linux/Unix/Mac OS machines.

    • Subnet: Use to query a specific subnet on your network.

    • Machine: Use in cases where you know the name or IP address of the machine(s) you want to discover. Multiple entries must be separated by commas.

    The credentials used to connect to the machine can consist of a User name and either a Password or Private Key/Passphrase. If you use a Private key (a cryptographic key composed of a long random number), you can use a key generator to view the key, then copy and paste it from there into the Private key box.
  2. Click OK.

    Any selected configurations are discovered next time you run discovery, or when a scheduled discovery runs.

You can come back to this dialog box during the discovery process to view the status.

Existing Linux/Unix/Mac OS discovery configurations are shown in the box, and check boxes specify which configurations to run. The following information is shown for each configuration:

  • Configuration type (Range, Subnet, or Machine)
  • Description
  • Port number
  • Any additional notes entered for this configuration
  • The name of the CAM Administration Service machine where the configuration was saved
  • Last date that this configuration was run
  • Results of the last time the configuration was run

To change or remove existing configurations:

  1. Select one or more existing configurations. Use the Check All or Uncheck All buttons to select or clear all configurations at one time.
  2. Select Change to modify a configuration or Remove to delete one or more configurations.
Changing multiple configurations forces you to use the same credentials for each selected entry. The Test button will not be available in the Change Linux/Unix/Mac OS Discovery Machines dialog box.