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SSH Discovery Reference

Describes SSH-enabled resources.

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Introduction

Secure Shell (SSH) is a cryptographic network protocol for operating network services securely over an unsecured network. Any network service can be secured with SSH. Typical applications include remote command-line login and remote command execution.

OpsRamp facilitates agentless discovery of SSH-enabled devices.

Linux flavors supported

The following Linux flavors are supported:

  • Ubuntu
  • Debian
  • CentOS
  • Fedora
  • SUSE
  • OpenSUSE
  • Red Hat Enterprise Server
  • Oracle Server
  • Amazon Linux

Components discovered

OpsRamp discovers the following data through Gateway:

  • Basic device details such as OS, Mac, Make, Model and Serial No.
  • BIOS Information
  • CPU Processor Information
  • Physical Disk Drives
  • Logical Disk Drives
  • Network Cards Information
  • Video Cards Information
  • Services
  • Installed Applications

Prerequisite

Before starting the discovery process for SSH-enabled devices, provide valid credentials (SSH Keys) and IP addresses of SSH-based machines.

Agentless SSH discovery

Agentless discovery uses the OpsRamp Linux gateway (instead of using an agent) to discover SSH-enabled resources.

To discover an SSH-enabled resource:

  1. Install the gateway.
  2. Create a discovery profile.
  3. Scan the devices.