Monitoring remote Unix machine using RSP probe password less Authentication.

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

Monitor remote Unix machine using RSP with password less Authentication.

Background:

In order to setup the remote monitoring of Unix machines from a Windows server, several manual steps are required that are not covered by the probe documentation as they need to be performed outside of the product.

Environment:
Any Unix machine monitored via any rsp probe running on a Windows robot.
Instructions:

1.       Open PuTTY Key Generator on the machine having rsp probe installed and create Public key by moving the cursor on the blank space.

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2.       Save the text of Public Key into a text file(public.txt) and paste the contents of this public key to (.ssh/authorized_keys) file of remote linux server to be monitored.

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3. Login to linux server with username to be used in rsp probe and follow below commands

# mkdir .ssh

# nano .ssh/authorized_keys

# copy contents of step #2 in authorized_keys file

# chmod 700 .ssh/

# chmod 640 .ssh/authorized_keys

 

4.       Save the private key in .ppk format  and Import the private key again in putty.

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5.       Export it into the Open SSH key format.(Provide a name in the format mykeyname.key - the file name can be anything but it should end in .key)  and save it to a location.

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6.       Connect rsp probe with the SSH private key generated in step 4 after entering the credential for user, attaching the Openssh private key.  Then the probe will be able to discover the remote machine.

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