Use the BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux Hosts Inventory Grid

On the Hosts > Hosts Inventory page, you can manage hosts and software deployments. A smart form assists in generating actions to run on one or many hosts, and you are notified when actions are complete. Hosts can be filtered by Hostname, IP Address, Operating System, and Tags.

Most actions require credentials be provided so the console can authenticate with the selected host. Credentials are managed on the Credentials page.

Host details in BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux

Use the Hosts Grid

The Hosts Inventory page displays all the assets found during a discovery.

Click on the Hostname and Updated headers to sort and refresh the grid. When performing an action, you can quickly select all of the hosts in a grid by checking the box in the header row. Select a host and then select the View Host Details menu to view more details about the host.

For more information on adding hosts, please see Hosts Inventory with BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux.

Primary Server Columns

The following outcomes are possible:

Privilege Management for Unix and Linux License Primary An image of the primary license server icon in Hosts > Management. Indicates Primary License servers.
Registry Name Service Primary An image of the RNS primary icon in Hosts > Management. Indicates Primary Registry Name Service servers.

Hostname Column

The DNS name of the host. This column also contains the host IP address, operating system, and version.

Alerts Column

The following outcomes are possible:

Error An image of the error status icon in Hosts > Management. Indicates a critical issue with the host.
Warning An image of the warning status icon in Hosts > Management. Indicates a problem with the host.

Install Status Columns

The following columns provide information on installed components. The available columns are:

If AD Bridge is installed, the AD Bridge column displays the software version number, agent, and joined status.

  • Agent: Indicates if the agent is installed.
  • Joined: Indicates the domain joined status, which will either display it is not joined or the domain the host is joined to.

If Privilege Management for Unix and Linux is installed, the PMUL column displays the version number and an icon for each feature and role the host has enabled.

  • Policy: Policy server
  • Log: Log server
  • Client: Submit or run host
  • FIM: FIM policy applied to the server
  • License: License server
  • RNS: Registry Name Service server
  • Server: Solr Server
  • Client: Client (indexed machine)

Updated Column

The last time data related to the host changed.

Manage a Host

On the Hosts > Hosts Inventory page, access host actions for a server from the vertical ellipsis menu. Select Peform Host Actions from the menu to start the Host Actions wizard. Host actions include:

  • Profile
  • Install software for AD Bridge, Privilege Management for Unix and Linux, and Solr
  • Manage Solr
  • Join domain
  • Deploy keyfile

Additionally, from the menu for each server, you can:

  • View host details
  • Delete hosts

When using the Host Actions wizard, only 25 hosts are displayed at a time. Select Check All to apply settings to all discovered hosts.

Apply Updates to Servers Using Bulk Actions

Alternatively, you can apply actions to more than server at a time. On the Hosts > Hosts Inventory page, you can select more than one host and select the Actions menu. The Actions menu is only displayed when more than one server is selected.