Idea ID: 1645452

Make the Dataflow Probe fully Linux compatible

Status : Delivered
over 3 years ago

I think the subject is self describing.... Make the linux probe have the same functionality as the windows Probe.

Labels:

Discovery-infra
  • Hi  ,

    Is uCMDB - AM integration using Linux Probe or Integration Service on Linux uCMDB service be supported any time soon?

    Below link is bit old, which states, it is not supported. 

    https://docs.microfocus.com/UCMDB/11.0/cp-docs/docs/eng/doc_lib/Content/supp_cont_integ_service.htm

    Appreciate your response. 

    Thanks & Regards,

    Rohit Sobhani

  • With the release of CMS 2019.05, we now support a Linux-based discovery probe for a large number of the most commonly used discovery jobs.  The full list of supported discovery can be found at https://docs.microfocus.com/itom/Universal_CMDB:2019.05/DscvrLinuxProbe

    There are jobs that are ot yet certified on a Linux-based discovery probe.  If you find yourself needing additional jobs certified, please contact me and we can work on making it happen.

  • This feature would also be very important to us. Best practice would be a non-root user mandate due to security compliances in demilitarized zone environments.

  • Hi all,

    Thanks for all the information.

    I tried to assemble them into the following requirements for Linux Probe discovery.

    Linux Probe Discovery Capability

    Functional:

    •    non-windows protocols
    •    windows protocols

    Deployment:

    •    Classic vs Container/CDF Platform
    •    Manual install/auto-upgrade(Windows probe of classic deployment can be auomatically upgrade if the old probe is reachable)

    Performance:

    •    HW requirement/discovery capacity(XML enricher consumes a lot of resources which probaly need separately addressed)

    Security:

    •    Probe service running under root
    •    Probe service running under non-root

     

    Please feel free to let me know whether any important scenario is missing.

    Last but no least, which user(root vs non-root) will the linux probe run with in your deployment? Is the non-root user mandate for company's security compliance?

    Look forward to your reply.

    Thanks a lot.

    Tiffany

     

  • A Linux-based, or even container-based probe would be a welcome thing.  If a free, linux-based product like Zabbix can perform agentless WMI discovery from its Linux-based app server, I think a Micro Focus CMDB probe running Linux should also be able to perform agentless WMI-based discovery of Windows nodes.  Also, PowerSehll on Linux is a thing.