3.1 Reconfiguring the Telemetry Job

The Telemetry agent uses an XML file to collect information about the Identity Manager software, hardware, and usage of Identity Manager drivers. This file is sent to Novell through a secure HTTP connection. By default, the Telemetry job is added to the driver set when the engine is started, but you can reconfigure the job as necessary.

  1. On the General page in iManager, configure the following options:

    Enable Job: Select this option to run the Telemetry job.

    Delete the Job After it Runs Once: Select this option if you want the job to run only once and then be deleted.

    Servers: Select the servers where you want the job to run. Multiple servers are available only if the driver set is running on multiple servers. Currently, Telemetry can be configured on only one server in a driver set.

    E-Mail Server: To monitor the job, you (or others) can receive e-mail notifications whenever certain results are available for the job. You can also configure e-mail notification on the Parameters page. However, to enable this e-mail notification, you must first specify the e-mail server that will be used to send the notifications. Click the button to locate and select the Default Notification Collection object or any other notfTemplateCollection object that defines an SMTP mail server.

    Display Name: Displays the name assigned to the job.

    Description: Displays the description assigned to the job.

  2. On the Schedule page, select one of the following options:

    Run on a Schedule: Runs the job on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly schedule. You can also specify a custom schedule. See the crontab standard when specifying a custom schedule.

    Run Manually: Runs the job only when you initiate it through the Run Now option.

  3. On the Scope page, leave the setting as is. This setting is not applicable to the Telemetry job.

    Because this job is derived from the default job configuration, some of the user interface options might not be relevant to Telemetry.

  4. On the Parameters page, fill in the following fields:

    Customer ID: Specify your customer ID. This field is automatically populated from the back-end server after the first report (XML file) is generated.

    Customer E-Mail Address: Specify the e-mail addresses of the receipients of the e-mail to whom Telemetry XML will be sent. You can provide a multi-valued list of e-mail recipients separated by commas.

    Transmit Locations: Specify the HTTP URL where the report should be sent. (This location must be already set.)

    Configure Proxy Server: Leave this option as False unless you want to configure the proxy server. Currently, this option is not implemented.

    Automatically approve the telemetry data: Select False if you don’t want to send the telemetry data. The default is True.

    Collect only mandatory data: Select True if you want to collect only mandatory data. Currently, this option is not implemented.

    Notification email: Use the following fields to specify the information about senders and receivers of the e-mail.

    • To: Specify the e-mail address used to populate the To field.

    • From: Specify the e-mail address used to populate the From field.

    • Reply To: Specify the e-mail address used to populate the Reply To field.

      Admin BCC: Specify the e-mail address of the administrator.

      Show advanced email options: Select True if you want to receive the e-mail notifcation.

      Character encoding: Leave the default setting.

      Custome SMTP headers: Leave the default setting.

      Notification email template: Click the button to locate and select the default job notification template or a custom e-mail notification template.

  5. On the Results tab, leave the settings as is.

    The Results tab displays the report in the XML format. This information will be sent to Novell.

  6. When you have reconfigured the job, click OK to save your changes.

  7. Select the job in the list by selecting the check box next to the job name, then click Get Status.

    The Job Status dialog box is displayed with the configuration errors, if any.

  8. Click Close to close the Job Status dialog box.