UNIX inventory with SSH and su RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to inventory some UNIX platforms in our environment, but the team (understandably) doesn't want to hand out the root user credentials. Is there any way in MAP to run "su" with the SSH connection?


    Thursday, January 9, 2014 8:04 PM

All replies

  • MAP has not been tested to work with any variant of UNIX other than HP-UX.

    MAP uses HAL commands through SSH to inventory hardware information from computers running Linux operating systems. If the HAL package is not installed on the target computers or the inventory account lacks permission to use those commands, MAP will fall back to dmidecode if that fails. Dmidecode needs to access /dev/mem to get its data, which is restricted to root only. If that fails as well, then MAP will report blank values for some of the hardware properties in the reports.

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    Thursday, February 13, 2014 7:25 PM