NetIQ Sentinel UNIX Agent
This version of the NetIQ UNIX Agent product (the UNIX agent) replaces support for the older NetIQ Security Manager with NetIQ Sentinel. This change was made in direct response to suggestions from our customers. We thank you for your time and valuable input. We hope you continue to help us ensure our products meet all your needs. You can post feedback in the Sentinel product forums on NetIQ Communities, our online community that also includes product information, blogs, and links to helpful resources.
This version of the UNIX agent does not include files required for an AppManager or Security Manager environment. If you need to use the UNIX agent with Security Manager, continue to use the 7.3 version. If you need to use the UNIX agent with AppManager, download that version from the AppManager Suite Product Upgrades page.
The documentation for this product is available on the NetIQ Web site in HTML and PDF formats on a page that does not require you to log in. If you have suggestions for documentation improvements, click Add Comment at the bottom of any page in the HTML version of the documentation posted at the NetIQ Documentation page. To download this product, see the Novell Downloads Web site.
For the most recent technical specifications, see the Technical Information for Security Agent for UNIX website.
The following is the key feature provided by this version, as well as issues resolved in this release:
Replaces Security Manager Support with Sentinel Support
This release of the UNIX agent now allows you to use the agent to monitor UNIX and Linux computers in a Sentinel environment. For information about how to install the UNIX agent for a Sentinel environment, see the Sentinel UNIX Agent Installation Guide on the NetIQ Documentation page.
This release of the UNIX agent does not support Security Manager. This release of UNIX Agent Manager allows you to view existing UNIX agents that you have installed for a Security Manager environment, but does not support changing the configuration of the security rules. If you want to maintain older agents for Security Manager, ensure that you also maintain an older version of UNIX Agent Manager so you can change settings when necessary.
This version includes software fixes that resolve previous issues that occurred when used with other NetIQ products.
Cannot Identify Disk Space on IBM AIX with Workload Partitioning
Cannot Import Extremely Large List of Agents
UNIX Agent Manager no longer has an extremely slow response time when importing more than 500 agents. ENG329423
This release requires one of the following NetIQ products:
The UNIX agent requires one of following operating systems on the computers you want to monitor:
UNIX Agent Manager requires one of the following operating systems:
Installing This Version
The following steps provide an overview of how install the UNIX agent:
For more information about installing the UNIX agent and deploying rules, see the Sentinel UNIX Agent Installation and Configuration Guide on the NetIQ Documentation page.
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