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Status Not under consideration
Workspace PowerSC
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 26, 2018

TNCPM Referrer persistent logging and OS discovery

When the VIOS IP Referrer is installed and configured to monitor new IP (detected by SVM over SEA), it inform "admin" by email of the newly detected IP which do not have an agent running.

Adding the IP to the Policy Server, and visibility in the PowerSC uiServer, it will add persistence to the discovered LPAR.

In addition, enable the Policy Server, or Patch Management Server, to probe the new IP with SNMP to discover more details of the LPAR (such as OS:AIX,Linux,IBMi), and from HMC.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 6, 2020

    The latest PowerSC does not rely on the ip referral for detecting client.
    Please get latest PowerSC version and see if the enhancement may still be needed.