Even more about root account usage in the cross platform monitoring

Root account usage requirements are a hot topic around here. It’s not always clear why root access is required or when it’s required. I’ve written a couple of articles about this topic already (see More on Unix Privileged Account vs. Unix Action Account and root-level access context and Privileged and Non-Privileged “Run As” accounts in…

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More on Unix Privileged Account vs. Unix Action Account and root-level access context

A couple of weeks ago, I posted “Privileged and Non-Privileged “Run As” accounts in cross platform monitoring”, which was a brief article giving an overview of Run As accounts for OpsMgr Cross Platform. I ended up writing a long post in the forum about this, since it’s a common question and not documented very well….

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Privileged and Non-Privileged “Run As” accounts in cross platform monitoring

One of the initial configuration requirements (and one of the top things new users forget to do) for cross platform monitoring is setting up the user accounts to use for privileged and non-privileged actions. But what exactly are privileged and non-privileged actions? Why would you need one or the other? When performing remote operations on…

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Cross Platform PowerShell Scripts Released

We are happy to release several cross platform-specific PowerShell scripts to help automate the discovery of UNIX/Linux servers, installation and upgrade of the cross platform agents for Operations Manager 2007 R2, signing of the certificates, and changing the Management Server managing the UNIX/Linux server. Four PowerShell scripts are currently available: ChangeUnixIsManagedBy.ps1 DiscoverUnixAgent.ps1 InstallUnixAgent.ps1 UpgradeUnixAgent.ps1 Each…

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