7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 1, 2013 10:03 AM by bloehlein RSS

Monitoring Unix-Hosts with non-default SSH port

bloehlein Sprinter
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does the current version of OnCommand Balance offer any option to specify a non-default SSH-port for the monitoring of Linux/Unix-Hosts?


Best regards,



  • Re: Monitoring Unix-Hosts with non-default SSH port
    dbourque NetApp Employee Sprinter
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    Just to clarify the intended target "HOST's", I believe you are referring to the actual Linux VM's and not ESX servers.


    Balance currently uses Port 22 for the default port for both Physical and Virtual *NIX servers.  However;  there is a way to change the specified port.


    For virtual *nix, the process is a bit tedious,  After selecting the Server for the unmonitored servers list, the server should fail to communicate due to the port shift.

    Select the server name and then select the EDIT option.  You would need to manually change each server discovered to the desired port.  (See attached image)



    For Physical servers, the option is available during the setup. 


    Mr. Peter Lauterbach (Balance Product Manager) peter.lauterbach@netapp.com can be contacted for product enhancement requests.


    Please take a moment to select if this reply is correct and or helpful.


    Best regards,


    Don Bourque

    OnCommand Insight SE


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