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external domains

Hello:

We want to receive some scan files of Windows machines connected to Internet and we have seen that UCMDB 2019.02 brings the ability to create external domains.

Is there a document with info to setup this and requeriments we need for this?

 

Thanks.

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Re: external domains

Do you have more details about the 2019.02 external domain change? I can't find it on the Docs portal.
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Bogdan Mureșan
EMEA CMS Technical Success
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Re: external domains

External domains have always existed, it's not new. But it is not something special, which cannot be done with customer domain.

https://docs.microfocus.com/itom/Universal_CMDB:2019.11/DfpDmnDetail

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Re: external domains

So what was the actual question. Either I'm not reading it right or either we have some missing details.
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Re: external domains

The guy is asking how to scan hosts in Internet 🙂 

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Re: external domains

Ah.. why would you do that? 🙂
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Re: external domains

Because we have some Windows machines with UDA installed working through Internet.
These machine have no connectivity with our probes (the probes are installed in our network infrastructure) and these machines are outside our network infrastructure
We want to scan this machines and we have heard about external domains in UCMDB.

The external domains can solve this situation?

We need only a solution to scan those machines, perhaps a probe with Agent Driven Mechanism or similar to solve this?

Thanks

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Re: external domains

ADID will help but it was mainly designed to be used over a VPN for your scenario so those nodes when they will connect over VPN to the corporate network they will send the previously prepared scan files.

There is also the classical option to deploy a probe for those nodes but not in the corporate network and configure a secure tunnel from that probe to the UCMDB Server.

 

The external domain concept isn't relevant on this use case.

 

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Bogdan Mureșan
EMEA CMS Technical Success
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Re: external domains

But if i deploy a classical probe, which IP ranges have to be defined?

Some Windows machines have external or public IP's (eg: 213.34.x.x) because they connect to Internet with USB Modems and similar

Other windows machines are in external network infrastructure (eg: private network infrastructure of other clients) so we can´t access those machines from my network.


I don´t know how to scan those machines.

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Re: external domains

This is a question of infrastructure. It depends on how and what available IPs there are available.
On other option is to run somehow manually the scanner on the remote nodes and collect them to be processed in the Manual Inventory Scanner job.
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Bogdan Mureșan
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Re: external domains

We are testing with a probe and Agent Driven Inventory (ADI) and looks like it could solve out problem.

The idea is to deploy in our infrastructure a probe (with ADI configured) and open/forwarded ports on the router. (at this stage the probe is accessible from Internet)

For clients connected to Internet we have to convert the UD Agents to ADI manually (and point to the public IP of probe)

With this configuration, the ADI client communicates with the ADI probe and download necessary files (scanner, scan_config, schedule...etc). The scanner is launched and then the scan file is uploaded to the probe.

The probe processes the file and sends the results to the UCMDB.

All this without defining IP ranges in the probe. So this could avail ourselves.


Now i make myself this question, in view of my previous test.... What are the external domain for?

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Re: external domains

I don't think we're using the term of external domains. Either way, this is not the use case for domains.
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