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.

  1. Go to the Hosts > Host Inventory page.
  2. Select a host, and then at the far right, click the ellipsis menu icon and select Perform Host Actions.
  1. Select Profile, and then click Next Step.
  1. 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.
  1. Review the Summary page, and then click Finish.
  1. Review the Task page, and verify the completed status of attempted actions under Task Summary.
  2. Click Task Details to view more information about Task Status.

Profile a Host using a Credential Rule

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.

  1. Go to the Hosts > Hosts Inventory page.
  2. Select the hosts you want to profile:
    • One host: Select the host, and then at the far right, click the ellipsis menu icon and select Profile Host with Default Credentials.
    • More than one host: To select the hosts to profile, check the boxes on the left of the hostnames. From the Actions menu, select Profile Host with Default Credentials.

For more information on setting up default credentials, please see Use Host Credential Rules.