8.0 Configuring Agent for Secure Configuration Manager

Secure Configuration Manager manages all agents such as Windows Agents and iSeries Agents that monitor UNIX computers in the same way as it does for any other kind of Agent, with no special configuration necessary. However, if you are monitoring Oracle database, you must ensure that the endpoints are configured correctly. To configure Secure Configuration Manager to monitor Oracle, you must first install Agent on the computer running on Oracle, then you can add one or more Oracle endpoints to the new Agent.

NOTE:You need to register the Oracle database and endpoint if you are not running Secure Configuration Manager on your UAM computer.

To add Oracle endpoints to Agent, use the following steps:

  1. Install the Agent on the computer running on Oracle.

  2. Navigate to NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager > IT Assets >Agents > OS > Unix.

  3. In the content pane, select the Agent to which you want to add the endpoint.

  4. In the Actions menu, click Add Endpoint.

  5. Select the Agent you want the endpoint to monitor and click Next.

  6. In the Name field, type a name for the endpoint.

  7. In the Endpoint Type field, select Oracle.

  8. Specify the required information in the following fields.

    • Oracle Instance ID: Name of the Oracle instance

    • User Name: User account used to access the Oracle database. If your Oracle environment requires the name@sid format, use that format here. This account must have access to read tables and views. The specific requirements for access depend on which checks you run. You must assign adequate permission for the checks you use to access the information you need.

    • Password: Password for the user account used to access the Oracle database.

  9. (Optional) If you want to add more information about the endpoint, specify the following optional fields.

    • Contact Email: Email address of the contact person.

    • Contact Name: Name of the designated contact person.

    • Importance: Criticality level of the endpoint.

    • Location: Geographical location of the computer hardware.

    • Major Version: Version of Oracle the endpoint is running.

  10. (Conditional) If you want to add the endpoint to a group, complete the following steps:

    1. Click Add Endpoint to a Group.

    2. Select an existing group to which you want to add the endpoint, or click Create to create a new group.

    3. Click Finish to return to the Define Endpoint window.

  11. (Conditional) If you are adding more than one endpoint, click Add Endpoint. Repeat Step 5 through Step 9 for each endpoint that you want to add.

  12. Click Finish.

For more information about see, Secure Configuration Manager documentation.

NOTE:For information about Lightweight UNIX solution see, Using the Lightweight UNIX Solution in Secure Configuration Manager User guide.