View Host Details

You can view more information about host servers including errors and warnings for particular products deployed.

On the Host Details pane, you can manage the following settings:

  • Configure the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux Rest API Time Correction, which is the acceptable time offset between BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux and the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux host in seconds.
  • Apply licenses and view license details.

To view more information about a host:

  1. On the Hosts > Host Inventory page, select the View Host Details menu for a server. General host details are displayed, including:
    • Discovered
    • Last Profiled
    • IP
    • Operating System
    • Architecture
    • Default Gateway
    • Tags
  2. Select a product name in the Host Details list to view details about the host collected by BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux. Details on errors and warnings are included here.

BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux host details

REST API Connectivity

BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux automatically configures a REST connection to Privilege Management for Unix and Linux Policy Servers.

Note the following when using the REST API:

  • REST API connections can only be made to a Policy Server with Privilege Management for Unix and Linux v 9.4 or later.
  • REST connectivity does not open any firewall ports. This must be done by the user.
  • By default, Privilege Management for Unix and Linux uses self-signed certificates. BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux does not verify a certificate authority.

To assist in sourcing errors and troubleshooting connections, a task displays on the Tasks page. Additional troubleshooting information may be available on the Host Details page.

Tag a Discovered Host

Tags are user-defined values that can be assigned to hosts to aid in filtering the discovered hosts in the Hosts Inventory Grid. Tags are freely entered and as such allow the user to navigate to and manage hosts quickly.

You can create a tag for all hosts in a group such as Log Servers. Assign that tag to the log servers in your environment. Tags can then be used for filtering throughout the application. To find the log servers in the Host Inventory Grid, simply filter by the Log Servers tag.

To create a new tag for a discovered host:

  1. Go to Hosts > Hosts Inventory page.
  2. Select a host, and then select View Host Details.
  1. Under General Details, type the desired tag name in the Add tags field, and press Enter.

To assign an existing tag to a discovered host:

  1. Go to Hosts > Hosts Inventory page.
  2. Select a host, and then select View Host Details.
  1. Under General Details, left-click in the Add tags field and scroll till you find the desired tag.
  2. Select the tag to apply it to the host.

To filter discovered hosts by a specific tag:

  1. Go to HostsHost Inventory page.
  2. Click the Tags dropdown menu at the top of the Host Inventory grid.
  3. Enter the tag name in the Search Term field and click Update to filter the results.

To delete an existing tag on a discovered host:

  1. Go to Hosts > Hosts Inventory page.
  2. Select a host, and then select View Host Details.
  1. Under General Details, left-click in the Add tags field, and scroll till you find the desired tag.
  2. Left-click the X that appears beside the tag to delete it from the list.