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uCMDB 10.22 discovery of MAC OSX

Hi all,

I'm trying to define what needs to be done discover Mac OSX devices around my network. 

I assume as this a UNIX based OS, it will connect via SSH? How do I make sure that all devices accept SSH? Is there an equiliant of a group policy to enable this on MAC? 

In additon, Is there any helpful documentaiton around the process and the requirments? I saw some DMG needs to be deployed on the probe level?

Thanks again for all the help!

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Re: uCMDB 10.22 discovery of MAC OSX

We've decided to deploy the agent via the Mac MDM tool, and use callhome to get information. Intially we wanted to push the agent from UD, but ssh access with root-rights didn't go down well with the Mac Admins.

What is you discovery strategy? Agentless or agent-based? Is there any management of your Macs? Is your environment controlled or open? 

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Re: uCMDB 10.22 discovery of MAC OSX

Thank you for the input Josh. Our enviroment is a controlled in a full agentless discovery so deploying agents will not be an option due to security concerns. I will have to check is there any configuration managment tool for these with the Mac admins. 

Does agentless discovery of Mac requires root access? I could not find in the doco what is neccesary to perform a full unix/Mac discovery.

 

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Re: uCMDB 10.22 discovery of MAC OSX

Jennifer;

If you check out the discovery job, it will tell you what permissions are required for the job.  Additionally it is in the  Discovery and Integrations Content Guide for whatever content pack you have installed.

Hope this helps,
Keith Paschal
UCMDB Worldwide Support Lead
Micro Focus Support
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