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

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 the 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


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

If an agent is installed on the Linux machine, the agent is used rather than the gateway.

Agentless SSH discovery

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

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