Profile Servers in BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux
Run a profile on a host to gather preinstall check information. This check ensures that a host is prepared for software installs. Profiling requires a credential that is a valid SSH user for a selected host. This credential does not require superuser privileges, but the credential must have Write permission on the host’s /tmp folder.
You can configure a remote working directory. For more information, please see Deployment Settings.
To access the hosts, a valid SSH credential with administrative rights on the host is required.
- Go to the Hosts > Host Inventory page.
- Select a host, and then select Perform Host Actions.
- Select Profile, and then click Next Step.
- On the Credential Selection page, select a logon credential to access the remote system. If you cannot log on as root, then select one of the following to run the action with escalated privileges: pbrun, sudo, or sudo su. This may require choosing a second credential.
- Review the Summary page, and then click Finish.
- Review the Task page, and verify the completed status of attempted actions under Task Summary.
- Click Task Details to view more information about Task Status.
Configure a credential rule to avoid requiring password authentication when you run a host profile. You can use default credentials to run a profile on one or many hosts.
- Go to the Hosts > Hosts Inventory page.
- Select the hosts you want to profile:
- One host: Select the host, and then select Profile Host with Default Credentials.
- More than one host: Select the hosts to profile. From the Actions menu, select Profile Host with Default Credentials.
For more information on setting up default credentials, please see Use Host Credential Rules.