While the targeting of Linux devices via a rescan file is not currently supported using the Movere Console, this type of scan can be run from a command prompt. The guidance below outlines how to perform this type of scan.
Step 1: Create a rescan file containing Linux devices:
Rescan files must be formatted correctly and can only contain one device type at a time i.e. all Windows or all Linux. If device types are intermingled, the scan will still run, but all devices listed will be targeted based upon the scan type requested i.e. all Windows or all Linux.
Format: The rescan file must contain two columns titled devicename and Domain and be saved as a .csv file type. At the end of the list of devices being target a single carriage return must be inserted. The lack of a return, or the inclusion of more than one, will prohibit the scan from starting.
Devices (both Windows and Linux) can be targeted by shortname, longname (fully qualified), or IP address e.g. server1 or server1.movere.io, or 192.168.1.10.
The “devicename” column serves one purpose and that is to house the value Movere will use to find the device(s) being targeted. The “Domain” column serves one purpose for Linux devices and two purposes for Windows devices. For Linux devices the Domain column tells Movere which device(s) to target while for Windows it tells Movere both which devices to target and which credential(s) to use to access them. This is because the Movere Console currently only supports the use of one set of Linux credentials at a time.
While Linux devices can be joined to a Windows domain, many are not, and even if their host name includes the domain suffix, that doesn’t automatically make them a member of the domain. In many cases we’ve seen customers create Linux host records in the domain to aid the identification and administration. In either case Movere will attempt to access these systems using a single set of Linux credentials, but Movere will only target the based upon the value entered into the Domain column.
The rescan file above contains 3 device names. If a Linux scan is started targeting Domain “Linux1” then only the first two devices will be targeted. For Linux scans, the Domain column can contain any value as this has nothing to do with targeting, but Movere will only target the devices based upon the Domain value(s) it is instructed to scan.
Step 2: Configure the type of scan be performed:
Open the Movere Console to specify the type of Linux scan to be performed i.e. Inventory only or Inventory and ARC:
If the ARC option is selected, then use the ‘ARC’ tab to set the required ARC interval and duration:
From the ‘Manage Credentials’ tab, enter the Linux credentials to be used to access the Linux devices being targeted:
IMPORTANT: The Movere Console currently supports the use of only one Linux account at a time. If more than one account is required to access all targeted Linux systems then we recommend using multiple Movere Consoles. Please ensure the minimum scanning requirements for the Linux account are in place prior to scanning.
The Movere Console can now be closed.
Step 3: Loading the rescan file:
Place the .csv rescan file created in step 1 into the “DevicesToRescan” folder within the Movere Console installation folder:
Step 4: Start the Linux rescan from a command line:
Open an administrator command prompt and navigate to the folder housing the Movere Console, in this case c:\Movere\Console:
Enter the following command to start the Linux rescan:
movere.service.exe -magicword:InsertConsoleMagicWordHere -linux -rescan:InsertDomainName(s) -upload
Domains to be scanned: Linux1 & Linux2
movere.service.exe -magicword:Abcdefghijk.1 -linux -rescan:Linux1,Linux2 -upload
Using this command Movere would target (as Linux devices) all devices listed in the rescan file with either Linux1 or Linux2 in the domain column. Using the rescan file above Movere would target all three devices listed. If we excluded Linux1 from the command above then Movere would only target device ‘server3.movere.io’