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.


  • 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.

    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

    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


    •    non-windows protocols
    •    windows protocols


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


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


    •    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.



  • 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.