There are three options to terminate a Lunx ARC scan, across a single device or multiple devices.
First, you can start a new Linux inventory scan, targeting the device(s) the ARC is to be removed from. When Movere performs an Linux scan it looks for any existing Movere processes first then terminates any found. If the ARC flag is turned off, then Movere will terminate the existing ARC scan, inventory the system then leave and the system will no longer be ARC scanned.
As the new Linux inventory scan starts, you should see the following message: “stopping existing Movere.Arc.Linux.Bot.x64 process”:
Movere does this using the pidof command. If there is an existing Movere process, then the kill command is used to terminate the process. It will then inventory the device, and as ARC was not selected, the ARC bot will not re-appear.
Second, simply hit the Stop button within the console, (you will see a warning that ARC scans are currently running). Close the Movere Console. Any device sending its ARC payloads to the cloud via the Movere Console will dissolve. In terms of timing of termination, if the ARC interval is 5 minutes, the bot will dissolve 15 minutes after the Console is closed, as Movere waits for 3 failed attempts before terminating. If the ARC period is 10 minutes, then the timeout will occur after 30 minutes. They will not dissolve instantly, you need to wait for the timeout to occur.
If either of the above are unsuccessful, (potentially due to permission issues or the age of the Linux distro), then open the Movere Console and configure a Linux inventory scan, (no ARC scan). Before starting the scan, break the identity token by inserting any character in the token.txt file. Then, start the scan. This will distribute the broken token file to the targeted devices. Wait until each Linux device has received the broken token (~1,000 servers per hour), then close the Movere Console. Distributing a broken token forces all devices to send their payloads to the Movere Console, and, with the token broken, simply close the Movere Console and wait for the bots to timeout and dissolve.